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All Star Club members can boost both their athletic abilities and cash flow by brandishing Baseball City's modern equipment and by enrolling in classes at discounted rates. Budding MVPs bloom under the warming glow of several clinics, which impart lessons in hitting, fielding, pitching, and flagging down wandering peanut vendors. Resident trainers also host private sessions to give players the extra attention they need to excel at duet singing. Even without enrollment in lessons, members and their families benefit from unlimited use of the training area, a 10% discount in the pro shop, and the right to reserve batting cages in advance to prevent paraphrased renditions of "Who's On First."

216 Murphy Rd
Hartford,
CT
US

Play It Again Sports bedecks kids and adults with high-end, wallet-friendly athletic armor so they can kick, swing, punt, and take exception to referee calls with gusto. New inventory arrives regularly, and the knowledgeable staff leads quality-seeking shoppers to the top brands that line the spacious shelves, including TaylorMade, Nike, Adidas, Easton, and more. As temperatures fall, the sports mongers assist winter enthusiasts in replacing equipment damaged during slip ā€˜nā€™ slide experimentation, offering snow tubes ($14.99), figure and hockey skates ($19.99+), and snowboard helmets ($36.99). Skate sharpening ($4ā€“$8) ensures effective ice slicing, while the snowboard and ski service keeps powderheads gliding with a careful cleaning, full hot-wax treatment, and inspection ($30). Play It Again Sports also stocks a complete line of gear for warmer-weather sports, such as football, soccer, and skateboarding. Otherwise, customers can get started with a collection of workout accessories so that they're prepared to play any sports that appear in their dreams.

685 Queen St
Southington,
CT
US

The Connecticut Tigers are a professional Minor League Baseball Club and are the Class-A affiliate of the Detroit Tigers. The Tigers are part of the prestigious New York-Penn League and play a 76 game schedule at Dodd Stadium, located in Norwich, CT.

14 Stott Ave
Norwich,
CT
US

The Worcester Tornadoes man the diamond at Fitton Field, a historical ballpark that has hosted America's pastime for more than a century. The VIP tickets place onlookers right by all the infield action, close enough to admire players' torque-twisting swings and umpires' gentle coos. The included team baseball cap can be used to shield eyes from the harsh summer sun or to catch foul-tipped beverages as they plummet toward unsuspecting thighs. Purchasers of this Groupon can also enjoy half off admittance to the Tornadoes' opening-day game against the New York Federals on Monday, May 30 at 7:05 p.m.

1 College St
Worcester,
MA
US

A member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League since 2008, the Blue Sox incubates top college players while they stay fresh and limber between seasons in the NCAA. Partially funded by Major League Baseball, the league consists of 10 teams across six New England states, all competing in a summer of hardball that begins in June and concludes with the playoffs in August, just before players trade in baseballs for rubber-band balls and return to school. Originally founded in 1997 as the Concord Quarry Dogs, the Blue Sox wield homefield advantage at Mackenzie Stadium, a venue that can seat more than 4,000 fans or 30 anti-T-shirt missile silos.

500 Beech St
Holyoke,
MA
US

As the Double-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, the Rock Cats will battle their EAS Eastern League rivals and Boston Red Sox affiliate Portland Sea Dogs for bragging rights during their season home opener at New Britain Stadium. Watch from the field-box seats as the Rock Cats send baseballs flying into oblivion far past the outstretched hands of outfielders and opposing players posing in the stands as hot-dog vendors. Rock Cats' mascots Rocky and his nephew Rookie pump up the crowd with spirited dancing and by keeping wide smiles plastered on their faces throughout the whole game.

230 John Karbonic Way
New Britain,
CT
US