Baseball is America's favorite national pastime, along with canyon-digging, reinventing rap-music icons, and claiming crème brûlée and french fries as its own. Enjoy a classic with today's Groupon: for $20, you get two tickets to an Akron Aeros game (up to an $18 value) against the Bowie Baysox, plus a program (a $5 value), hat (an $18 value) and a chance to run the bases (up to a $41 total value) at Canal Park. Choose from the following four games:
- Monday, April 25, at 7:05 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 26, at 7:05 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 27, at 7:05 p.m.
- Thursday, April 28, at 7:05 p.m.
Children 3 and younger are always free.
A farm team for the Cleveland Indians, the Akron Aeros opened the 2011 season with the debut of Homer, the team's cuddly purple polka-dotted pigeon mascot. The Aeros' outfield star, John Drennen, is the driving force behind the team's offense, hitting seven home runs and 58 RBIs, and averaging .300 hot dogs eaten per game in 2010.
The Aeros make their home in downtown Akron's Canal Park, which boasts picnic areas and the minor league's largest freestanding scoreboard, releasing hyperopic fans from the tyranny of scorecards. With today's deal, Groupon buyers will also get a chance to measure the distance between the bags and see how they stack up against their favorite sluggers with a free run around the bases.