July is a great time to score a deal on baseball tickets and team gear.
As teams are eliminated from pennant races, their paraphernalia and tickets will be discounted, says Jon Wertheim, senior writer for Sports Illustrated and co-author of "Scorecasting: The Hidden Influences Behind How Sports Are Played and Games Are Won."
On T-shirts, jerseys and caps, look for cuts in the 20 percent to 30 percent range, he says.
When your team is knocked out of contention, one small consolation is that you can catch a game for a lot less, Wertheim says. "By July and August, you will see tickets for a number of teams -- and not even the worst tickets -- for under $10," he says.