Price of a small draft beer: $8 OK, so the team has a new stadium to pay for, a new manager with a penchant for praising Cuban dictators, new high-priced free agent signings and its own special on Showtime. That may warrant the 55.4% hike in ticket prices, but not an extra buck for 16 ounces of beer. -- Written by Jason Notte in Boston. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Jason Notte. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/notteham. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.