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MLB "is still the best bargain in professional sports, though most teams raised 1998 ticket prices," according to USA TODAY's Chuck Johnson. Of the 28 teams that played in '97, 20 increased prices for the '98 season. The increases range from $1 to $10. In its feature, USA TODAY charts the best bargains for each MLB team and lists each team's average ticket price for '97 and '98. The piece also compares the average ticket prices for the big four and NASCAR. NASCAR tickets average $80 (USA TODAY, 1/22).