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Yes, consensus among the fans is that minor league ball can be addictive. Kane County Cougars Ballpark: Philip B. Elfstrom Stadium Location: 34W002 Cherry Lane, Geneva Affiliation: Kansas City Royals League: Midwest Phone: 630-232-8811 Website: Tickets: $8-$12 weekdays, $2 more on Saturdays Parking: $5 preferred; no charge general Joliet Slammers Ballpark: Silver Cross Field Location: 1 Mayor Art Schultz Drive, Joliet Affiliation: Independent League: Frontier Phone: 815-722-2287 Website: Tickets: $5-$10Parking: Free Rail transportation: Rock Island, Metra and Amtrak stop is a block away Windy City Thunderbolts Ballpark: Standard Bank Stadium Location: 14011 S. Kenton Ave., Crestwood Affiliation: Independent League: Frontier Phone: 708-489-2255 Website: Tickets: $8-$10Parking: $2 Gary SouthShore RailCats Ballpark: U.S. Steel Yard Location: 1 Stadium Plaza, Gary Affiliation: Independent League: American Association Phone: 219-882-2255 Website: Tickets: $7-$10 Parking: Free Rail transportation: South Shore Line's Gary Metro stop is a block away.