1. Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Price of a small draft beer: $4.50 for 16 ounces
Price per ounce: 28 cents
We'll admit we were dubious about this one. Sure, it's Anaheim, but isn't at least part of the purpose of trying to shoehorn "Los Angeles" into the name to draw L.A. fans, charge L.A. prices and bring in L.A. money?
Apparently not. The Angels' $27 ticket price is right around the league average, but the cost to a family of four for parking, drinks, food and souvenirs is a below-average $196. More importantly, it's $22 less than the $218 cost of attending a Dodgers game. While that didn't stop the Angels from finishing the season below .500 last year or help big hitters such as Josh Hamilton, Albert Pujols and Mike Trout cover huge holes in the Angels' pitching rotation, it does give Orange Country fans some modest bragging rights. It isn't Chavez Ravine, and the Angels haven't been a playoff team in a while, but at least the Anaheim faithful can claim the cheapest beer in the country -- if they can find it.
-- Written by Jason Notte in Portland, Ore.
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