Just like flying squirrels, baseball players are adept at gliding across grassy fields, munching on seeds, and dodging bats in mid-air. Practice your own squirrel tactics with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get one hour in the batting cage plus 20% off in the retail store at Arcadia Sports on East Thomas Road.
Arcadia Sports lets bat-wielders and sphere-haters hack and whack away in its four batting cages to practice their swing or test equipment before purchase. Stare down the modern hurling machines that toss strikes in four separate cells and charge the mound when your plate-crowding necessitates an eerily sentient brushback pitch. A full 60 minutes of practice will work the rotator cuffs and let fence-swingers work through the entire battery of umpire-approved ritual bat dances.
After singlehandedly elevating the pitching machine's ERA, head into Arcadia Sports' retail center to save 20% on everything offered in the store, including new and used baseball bats by Louisville Slugger, Worth, and Rawlings ($99.99–$199.99), which can be demoed in the cage before purchase. Sporting wares do not end with baseball equipment, however, as Arcadia Sports also offers swag specific to football, basketball, golf, and more.
Inside Arcadia Sports, athletes and fitness enthusiasts find what they need to replenish their stock of equipment and apparel. Baseball and softball gloves, bats, bags, and cleats equip players for practice or games, and the store's outdoor batting cages help keep them in prime shape for homerun hitting or window breaking. Slider shorts protect rumps from abrasion during base-sliding, and youth jersey shirts protect skin from moisture with Bio-Dri technology. Exercise enthusiasts can peruse kettlebells, free weights, and cardio machines for tools to help build muscle at home.