So what does it cost to witness 102 years of baseball futility? More than any other team.
That's right Cubs fans, your team hasn't won a World Series since 1908, but to see the 2010 edition will set you back $52.56 per seat at beautiful Wrigley Field, according to Team Market Report's annual Fan Cost Index. (And no, the price of admission doesn't guarantee a win.)
TMR, a Wilmette company, each year releases a price index that measures everything from parking to concessions to ticket costs and this year the North Siders top the list.
The average ticket in MLB costs $26.79, up just slightly from a year ago.
The report shows that the Cubbies had the second highest price increase -- up 10.1 percent for 2010.
An family of four can expect to spend a bundle. Figure in hot dogs ($4.25 each), beer ($6.25 each), sodas ($3.75 each), parking ($25.00) and a couple of baseball caps ($20 each), and taking the tribe out Wrigley Field will set you back a cool $329.74. Don't leave home without that credit card.
Things aren't so bad on the other side of town.
White Sox fans can nab tickets to U.S. Cellular Field for $38.65 on average and family of four should expect to spend $249.60.
Just a reminder, neither team made the playoffs last season.