CNN Money: Nationals Have Most Expensive Beer Prices In Baseball

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.

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