Brickyard Cages’ indoor facility dedicates more than 8,800 square feet to the task of improving sluggers' orb-smashing abilities. After arming themselves with a bat made of wood, aluminum, or lacquered papyrus scrolls, guests enter one of six oversize cages and mercilessly swing at robot-tossed balls. Brickyard's modern pitching machines are capable of launching baseballs at a variety of speeds, and can also produce curveballs, sliders, knuckleballs, and batter-taunting loop-the-loops. Hop into cages number two or three¬—both of which are equipped with softball machines¬—to prepare for an upcoming softball showdown or perfect a world-changing grapefruit-juicing method.
The leaders of the National Premier Soccer League's Flight Southwest division, the San Diego Flash wield fleet feet to kick, tackle, and slide their way to soccer supremacy. Comanaged by World Cup veteran Eric Wynalda and coached by former England national team member Warren Barton, the team receives world-class instruction in the art of bending free kicks and scrapbooking red and yellow cards. Carrying 24 points, the club will rely on their talent and waves of encouragement from the crowd to defend its home turf and take out fellow NPSL powerhouse Hollywood United on July 3. As the final match of the regular season, the game promises a hotly contested showdown, with final standings, playoff seeding, and a year's supply of orange slices on the line.