The chart by Statista below depicts the average price of tickets to MLB games by team. I continue to be stunned by how expensive Royals games are compared to teams like the Rockies or the Mets, for example. For crying out loud, they’ve got the worst record in baseball right now!
The image below is pretty tiny, so click on the chart to get a larger version and more information directly from Statista.
I’ve posted infographics here about hot dogs previously: here and here, for example. The one from Statista below is probably the most up-to-date that I’ve managed to come across, depicting the teams with the highest-priced ballpark dogs as of 2019, juxtaposed with some of the cheapest hot dog prices.
The thought of dropping $7 on a hot dog is pretty mind-blowing to me. At that point, is seems like it’d be worth the extra hassle to just cook a couple dogs at home and find a way to smuggle them in.
The infographic below was created by Statista back in March, estimating the potential losses MLB teams would be facing if they were to play an 82-game season in front of no live fans. For an 82-game season, each team in the league would be facing an average loss of $640,000 per game. The infographic shows estimated total losses for the top eight teams as a result of the shortened season and spectator-less games. The total loss for the MLB was estimated to come in around $4 billion.
Fast forward to the current arrangement, with a 60-game season, and these dollar amounts are no doubt looking even more ominous than the ones in the graphic. As much as we all hate that money is such a big part of professional sports, it’s no wonder there was so much of a push to get a season, any season, underway to recoup some of these losses.
However, as I’ve mentioned before, with the coronavirus continuing to spread around the country at such a rapid rate, it’ll be interesting to see if the league even makes it all the way through the planned 60-game schedule.
I came across this graph from Statista listing the ten MLB teams with the most Facebook followers. The numbers listed are in the millions, and the data is current as of December 2017. I’m sure most of the teams that made the list would come as little or no surprise to most folks.