PORTLAND, Ore. ( TheStreet) -- It may go on for three and a half to four hours at a clip and may include far more stoppages in play than most American sports, but a Major League Baseball game remains the best bargain among the top-tier sporting events.Beyond geographically exclusive NASCAR and still-growing Major League Soccer, the top shelf of U.S. professional sports still consists of MLB, the National Football League and the National Basketball Association. After its latest lockout and the loss of more than 2,300 games to lockouts and strikes in the past 20 years, the National Hockey League by rights should lose its place in the upper echelon, but fans and corporate partners keep paying big-ticket prices to see a sport that continues to come up small.
Baseball: Cheapest Professional Sport in the Land
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