What’s the key to the Red Sox and Cardinals runs to to the 2013 World Series? You probably think it is either pitching, defense, or an antiquated notion of “clutch” hitting. All of those are wrong. The Red Sox and Cardinals have the most expensive beer prices in all of Major League Baseball. This chart was released during the regular season, but now it really resonates.
That means to get drunk, their fans have to spend the most money and be the most dedicated to both team and booze. So any team that wants to replicate Boston and St. Louis’ success next season had better raise their beer prices. Just ignore the fact that the next 7 most expensive beer prices belong to non-playoff teams. That’s just bad luck for the fans on multiple levels.