Can you smell the hot dogs?

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Can you smell the hot dogs?

Opening Day is so much fun, MLB decided to do 3 of them
Smile and smell the hot dogs; it’s opening day around Major League Baseball. On the North Side of Chicago, the Cubs played host to the Washington Nationals on Thursday. “We’ve been champing at the bit to get out there,” said the Nationals’ Ian Desmond, who singled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning.
Grounds crew member James Vaughn and the Houston Astros painted the opening-day scene for the Colorado Rockies on Friday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
Boston manager Bobby Valentine, whose Red Sox opened on the road with an extra-inning loss to the Detroit Tigers, was eager to get going in his first season back on the bench. “It’s opening day, and there’s only one opening day. It’s a very special day. It’s the start of something new,” he said.
“You look forward to it all season, and when you get here again, you smell the hot dogs cooking, and it’s the best thing in the world,” Major League Baseball fan Walt Thompson said.
How much will it cost to see your team play?

CHICAGO – Major League Baseball ticket prices are flat for the first time in two decades.
The average is $26.92 this year, up one cent from last season and the smallest increase in the survey’s 21-year history, the Team Marketing Report said Friday. That’s a 1.5 percent increase in 2010 and 1.2 percent last year.
The average was $77.36 in the NFL last year, $57.10 in the NHL and $48.48 in the NBA in their current seasons.
Boston has the highest average for a nonpremium ticket at $53.38, followed by the New York Yankees at $51.55.
Moving into their new ballpark, the Miami Marlins had the highest rise, a 36.5-percent increase to $26.02. Pittsburgh’s average increased 15.3 percent to $17.74, and Kansas City’s went up 15.2 percent to $21.84.
The Chicago White Sox cut their average 28.7 percent to $29, and the Los Angeles Dodgers slashed theirs 24.1 percent to $23.22 after seeing attendance drop last season under owner Frank McCourt, who is in the process of selling the team to Magic Johnson’s group.
The New York Mets, coming off three consecutive losing seasons, dropped their average 15.5 percent to $27.24.
San Diego has the lowest average at $15.67, just beneath Arizona’s $15.74.
Among premium tickets, the Yankees lead at $305.11, followed by the Dodgers ($222.38), Boston ($172.51) and Washington ($166.25). San Diego is last at $37.83, and the MLB average is $87.16.
TMR’s Fan Cost Index, which includes four average-price tickets, two small draft beers, four small soft drinks, four hot dogs, parking, two programs and two adult-size caps, averaged $207.34, up 2.3 percent.
The FCI ranged from $336.99 for the Red Sox to $145.94 for the Diamondbacks. The FCI is $427.29 in the NFL, $326.45 in the NHL and $301.06 in the NBA.

Can you smell the hot dogs?

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Smile and smell the hot dogs; it’s opening day around Major League Baseball. On the North Side of Chicago, the Cubs played host to the Washington Nationals on Thursday. “We’ve been champing at the bit to get out there,” said the Nationals’ Ian Desmond, who singled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning.
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Grounds crew member James Vaughn and the Houston Astros painted the opening-day scene for the Colorado Rockies on Friday night at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
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Boston manager Bobby Valentine, whose Red Sox opened on the road with an extra-inning loss to the Detroit Tigers, was eager to get going in his first season back on the bench. “It’s opening day, and there’s only one opening day. It’s a very special day. It’s the start of something new,” he said.
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“You look forward to it all season, and when you get here again, you smell the hot dogs cooking, and it’s the best thing in the world,” Major League Baseball fan Walt Thompson said.
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