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Buying a $5 Bottle of Water in the First Inning
The average cost of taking a family of four to a Major League Baseball game last year was $210.46. Although the food in many stadiums is now a step up from hot dogs (Dungeness crab sandwiches, anyone?), you may not know that ballparks often do allow you to bring your own food and water. Check the ballpark's website before you go, since there are usually caveats (e.g., items must be in a clear plastic bag, and any food that could be easily thrown, such as apples and oranges, should be sliced or sectioned).