It's an absolutely gorgeous day out here in D.C., and those taking in Opening Day at Nationals Park are sure to be partaking of an ice-cold beer while watching the action. If you're on a tight budget, however, you might want to reconsider.
According to CNN Money, of the 26 teams that responded to their survey -- the Yankees, Red Sox, Blue Jays and Rays chose not to -- the Nationals have the most expensive beer prices in baseball:
Meanwhile, thirsty fans pay the most at Washington Nationals games -- where, unless they take advantage of a $5 drink special before the first pitch, the cheapest beer available is a 16-ounce can for $8. For half that, beer drinkers can get a 12-ounce draft at Cleveland Indians games. The best deal? A 14-ounce beer for $4 at Arizona Diamondbacks' Chase Field.
Dan Steinberg notes that "domestic drafts are $8.25, premium drafts and domestic bottles are $9, and premium bottles are $9.75" today, but when the stadium opened five years ago, "premium bottles were $6.50, and domestic drafts, premium drafts and domestic bottles were all $7.50."
There are 80 more home games left after today, so pace yourself, people.
Follow Adam on Twitter @AdamVingan and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at) gmail.com.