Talk about green-collar baseball.
Some San Francisco Giants fans are shelling out stacks of greenbacks for the pleasure of parking their cars around AT&T Park, according to reports.
A parking spot around the ballpark is now fetching $100 or more, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.
Emphasis on "more."
And for the most part, Giants fans appear to be paying the piper cheerfully. One fan, 50-year-old Steve Ladrech, of Martinez, told the paper that $70 to park "isn't horrible," nothing "it's the playoffs."
Giants-owned lots, which can accomodate as many as 3,000 cars, are charging $45 to park instead of the normal $30 during the regular season.
For once, the on-street parking with meters charging as much as $7 an hour seemed to be the best bargain. Those spots were long gone before the first pitch, however.