The Real Cost of a Baseball Pilgrimage

By Judith Sjo-Gaber - 2012-06-09T17:34:12Z

Photograph by Grant Faint/Getty Images

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Chicago Hotel and Food

$155: Best Western Plus River North Chicago, includes taxes, one night
$0: Self-parking
$12: Lunch on the way to Chicago. Once inside the stadium, though, it's hard to resist the grilled hotdog with onions, Connie's Pizza, cotton candy and other stadium food.
$8: Cevapcici, a ground meat dish made of beef and pork. Also known as the Balkan sandwich (dinner, Day 4 of the tour)
$13: Two beers

Running Tally: $1,552