Like advertising, baseball relies on great pitches, a loyal fan base, and the power of grown men in animal costumes to sway public opinion. Endorse America's pastime with today's Groupon: for $20, you get a one-hour indoor-batting-cage rental at All-American Baseball Center in Trafford and Gibsonia (a $45 value) .
All-American Baseball Centers' two locations hone swings with 52,000 combined square feet of space, 14 total batting cages, and two indoor sports fields lined with ProGrass turf. During an hour in a batting cage, patrons fine-tune their games with pitches that vary in speed from slow lobs to fastballs to balls that tear open a wormhole and arrive before they were thrown. Utilize the acoustics of the Trafford location’s 80-foot ceilings to savor the echoing crack of the bat. After cataloguing their homeruns and renaming their biceps Babe and Ruth, patrons visit either facility’s pro shop, which stocks brands such as Wilson and Easton.
All-American Baseball Center
Staffed by former collegiate and professional baseball and softball standouts, All-American Baseball Center helps students dominate the diamond with expert instruction and three state-of-the-art practice facilities. At Baseball University, players from age 8 to the college level hone their hitting and fielding skills through a comprehensive curriculum of courses—such as Hitting 101 and 102—comprising four one-hour clinic sessions that players must complete before advancing to the next class. With more than 52,000 square feet in combined space, the center's two indoor locations provide ample space for independent practice sessions with batting cages, practice fields, bullpens, and facilities for weightlifting and speed and agility training. The North Campus features an indoor regulation infield for live-action baseball and softball games, which are also held at Sardis Park, a four-field outdoor complex occasionally visited by the ghosts of legendary cornstalks.