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Baseball gloves, shown here at a sporting goods retailer in Shawnee, can cost up to $225. Baseball and softball equipment, not including uniforms and league fees, totaled $488 million in wholesale sales in 2010.

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The rising costs of sports: Equipment, fees, travel hit pocketbooks

To play the game, you have to pay. Activities fees and summer league fees, sure. But also gas, airfare, hotels. And equipment? Spending on the latest baseball and softball equipment alone totaled $488 million in wholesale sales in 2010, according to a New York Times article this past spring.


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