It costs way too much to attend a Red Sox game, so city counselor John Tobin wants to bring a minor league team to Boston so that families can actually afford to attend a baseball game. I think that that is a good idea, as long as they don’t try to move my favorite team down there. He is hoping to expand the recently revived Canadian-American League.

I have been lucky to have for the most part lived where there have always been affordable baseball markets. When I was growing up, I used to go to the occasional Red Sox game and the more frequent Mets game. Once I was older, I used to go see the New Britain Rock Cats and the New Haven Ravens. In college I got to see the Rochester Red Wings. Orlando did not have a team when I lived there, but now I have the Portland Sea Dogs. The games usually cost $5-$10 per person, and it is a much friendlier atmosphere than you might find in a major league park. They are very kid friendly, and the baseball is often just as good or better when you are watching kids that need to prove themselves in order to move up in the world.

If you have a minor league team near you, you should frequent their games as much as you can. It would be awful to lose a team from your market. Maybe they’ll move to Boston.