Baseball in Massachusetts


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The Athletic Club, located in a renovated warehouse at 653 Summer, has a variety of weight loss options beyond standard workout machines. Consult with their staff dietician about your unfortunate lard-only diet, and she can guide you towards the in-house restaurant for some healthy alternatives. Da Club (as it's known by clever patrons) offers classes like “Group Kick” (martial arts and boxing), yoga, pilates, cycling classes, and the non-ancient art of “Zumba”— a Latin/Merengue/Reggaeton dance-fitness fusion, or the new millennium’s answer to the 90s sensation of “Cardio Funk”. Lovers of both fitness and dismemberment can partake in a “Legs, Butts and Guts” toning class.
653 Summer St
Boston,
MA
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
• Tuesday, August 30, at 7:05 p.m. • Wednesday, August 31, at 7:05 p.m. • Thursday, September 1, at 7:05 p.m.
450 Aiken Street
Lowell,
MA
US
With a former Oakland Athletic and two ex-minor leaguers on staff, Baseball Unlimited Training Center is a safe haven to help young hitters, pitchers, and fielders take their skills to the next level. The 7,500-square-foot facility houses five separate hitting and pitching tunnels extending to 65 feet in length, suitable for practicing all baseball or softball pitches, except for spitballs or cannonballs. The center hosts ballplayers ranging from little leaguers to college players, who can each take part in camps and clinics or practice individually through batting-cage rentals in 30-minute allotments.
55 Athletic Field Rd
Waltham,
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
The Boston Red Sox Summer Camps whisk young hardball habitués away on weeklong journeys into baseball fantasyland, complete with uniforms and coaching from professional instructors. Attendees (ages 5–13) matriculate into six professional-sounding divisions, where they can improve power swings during home-run derbies and compete in baserunning races with children of the same age. Inspired play surfaces after baseball campers mingle with a current or former Red Sox player, depending on the Red Sox road schedule, or return from the all-access tour of Fenway Park. Scouting reports from the professional coaching staff highlight each camper's strengths and weaknesses in order to cultivate a well-rounded portfolio of baseball assets. A list of what to bring keeps campers from showing up with embarrassing entourages or mistakenly bringing pet vampire bats.
48 Main Street
Southborough,
MA
US
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