ACCORDING TO Vivid Seats, the hottest game on the MLB spring training schedule is the World Series rematch: Indians-Cubs on Friday at Chicago's Sloan Park in Mesa, Ariz. The average ticket is selling for $200. It seems worth pointing out that the game does not count. Also, the cheapest seat for the NCAA men's basketball final, 30 miles away in Phoenix, was going for only $218 at the start of the week on Vivid Seats. But it did get us thinking: What else could a baseball fan buy with $200?
Five Cubs World Series champions tiki figurines($34.99)
12 copies of the SPORTS ILLUSTRATED PRESENTS 2016 Cubs commemorative issue($15.99)
One Javier Báez signed ball with a World Series logo ($199.99)
Three no-parking signs stolen from the blocks surrounding Wrigley Field during the World Series ($59.99)
10 Anthony Rizzo World Series champion garden gnomes($19.99)
THEY SAID IT
"WHAT THEY KNOW COULD NOT BLOW UP A SMALL BALLOON."
Michigan coach, suggesting similarities between the administrators who fired his brother-in-law, Tom Crean, at Indiana, and those who manage his former employer, the 49ers.
SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE
After scoring twice in a game on March 17, South Africa--based soccer player Mohammed Anas thanked his wife—and his girlfriend.