Despite baseball's unofficial theme song, peanuts and crackerjacks were replacements for the original, mid-1850s snacks of heavily salted licorice and wooden chewin' slabs. Keep your family traditions classic, but not too classic, with today's deal: for $10, you get a ticket package (a $20.75 value) to any Brockton Rox 2010 regular-season or post-season home game at Campanelli Stadium. This package includes one box-seat ticket, a hot dog, chips, a soda, and three Kids' Zone tickets. Check the schedule for upcoming game dates and times.
Currently a close second place in the Canadian-American League's overall standings, the Brockton Rox's motley crew of professional baseballers includes aptly named athletes such as pitcher Josh Papelbon (brother of Jonathan Papelbon). Bill Murray makes a surprise cameo as the team's real-life part-owner and sometimes as its gopher-obsessed groundskeeper. A seat in the box-seat section (a $9.50 value) puts you close enough to scrutinize all of the diamond-shaped action yet far enough away to avoid wafting aromas of athlete's feet. As the Rox fire fastballs, pilfer bases, catch pop-ups with their minds, and knock decommissioned Soviet satellites out of the sky with well-placed homers, sports fans will get to kick back with a classic ballpark breakfast of hot dog (a $2.75 value), chips (a $2 value), and soda (a $3.50 value) while their offspring burn off restless energy in the Kids' Zone (a $3 value)—a pint-sized paradise populated with inflatable slides, a whiffle-ball batting cage, and more.
Once the spirit of the Rox rocks your red Red Sox socks, load up on new gear with a 20%-off certificate to the Rox Shop (excludes sale items). Families seeking an extra level of fun with their national time-passing will want to schedule their game for one of the Rox's many special promotional events, such as Friday-night fireworks or Family Fun Sundays—when kids can go out onto the field to play catch, run the bases, or pay two weeks of piggy-bank change to come in as the game's closing pitcher.
Seats are subject to availability, so redeem at the box office ahead of time to ensure your seats.
Visiting fans often have the same question—What is a Rox? The team's name and logo are actually tied to Brockton's history in a different sport: boxing. Legendary pugilists Rocky Marciano and "Marvelous" Marvin Hagler called Brockton their home, and since its inception, the Rox franchise has shared a fighter's spirit. The team used to K-O teams in the Canadian-American Association of Professional Baseball, until 2012, when it joined the Futures Collegiate Baseball League. There, the Rox provide a place for college ballplayers to hone their skills during the summer while their dorms molt off the previous semester's posters.