Baseball is a game of superstitions: hitters don't wash helmets while on a streak, and managers don't brush their teeth for weeks after a great argument with an umpire. Cross your fingers and kick out your black cat with today's Groupon: for $25, you get 12 general-admission tickets to Battle Creek Bombers baseball games (a $60 value). Tickets can be used for any home game until August 14, 2011.
Having sent more than 10 players to the big leagues, the Battle Creek Bombers of the Northwoods League play summer hosts to some of the best college baseball players in the nation. Games at C.O. Brown Stadium in Bailey Park have an informal and family-friendly feel, with events such as fireworks, Thirsty Thursday, and "Trade Pants with Your Neighbor Day." Park your baseball-loving body in the general-admission seating area, so you don't miss the third baseman's expression as he dives to rob a double from an opposing hitter, or the mascot Mo-Skeeter's killer dance moves as he distracts opposing fielders.
For between-inning distractions, Bailey Park also contains volleyball courts, a playground, and 12 shuffleboard courts. Wanderers should not stray too far, however, lest they miss a Bomber knock a grand slam, in which case one fortunate fan will walk away with a Harley Davidson chopper during select games, complete with a rag-tag gang of dancing greasers.