The cheapest beer in every ballpark

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Ideally you really don’t WANT the cheapest beer in each ballpark, because it’s probably some big macrobeer that isn’t all that fun. But if you’re not on a craft beer budget, cheap beer in volume is worth pursuing. And heck, if it’s super hot out you may want some good old American lager over something more thick and chewy anyway. I won’t judge. At least not too harshly.

If bang for your buck is what you’re looking for, this infographic sets forth the cheapest beers available in each park, based on both absolute price and price per ounce according to data from The Marketing Report.

The cheapest beer: $4 for a 14 ouncer at Chase Field in Phoenix. Cleveland has a $4 12 oz brew as well. On a per ounce basis, however, you can get a 16 ouncer for $4.50 in Anaheim which works out to a penny cheaper per ounce than the one at the Dbacks game.

The most expensive on both a per beer and per ounce basis is in Boston at $7.75 for a 12 ounce beer. Not surprising given that Boston has had the highest beer prices ever since I’ve been paying attention to such things.

Aaron Judge out of Yankees starting lineup for finale after No. 62

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ARLINGTON, Texas — Yankees slugger Aaron Judge wasn’t in the starting lineup for New York’s regular-season finale, a day after his 62nd home run that broke Roger Maris’ 61-year-old American League single-season record.

When Judge homered in the first inning Tuesday night, in the second game of a doubleheader against the Texas Rangers, it was his 55th consecutive game. He has played in 157 games overall for the AL East champions.

With the first-round bye in the playoffs, the Yankees won’t open postseason play until the AL Division Series starts next Tuesday.

Even though Judge had indicated that he hoped to play Wednesday, manager Aaron Boone said after Tuesday night’s game that they would have a conversation and see what made the most sense.

“Short conversation,” Boone said before Wednesday’s game, adding that he was “pretty set on probably giving him the day today.”

Asked if there was a scenario in which Judge would pinch hit, Boone responded, “I hope not.”

Judge went into the final day of the regular season batting .311, trailing American League batting average leader Minnesota’s Luis Arraez, who was hitting .315. Judge was a wide leader in the other Triple Crown categories, with his 62 homers and 131 RBIs.

Boone said that “probably the one temptation” to play Judge had been the long shot chance the slugger had to become the first AL Triple Crown winner since Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera in 2012.