Despite baseball's unofficial theme song, peanuts and Cracker Jacks 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 Groupon: for $10, you get a ticket to any non-Friday home game in August, plus an official replica team hat, from the Charleston RiverDogs baseball team (a $26 value). The ticket is for seating in the lower reserved section of Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, giving Groupon purchasers excellent first- or third-base line views of the action.
The Charleston RiverDogs are a professional minor-league baseball team and Class-A affiliate of the New York Yankees. Check the upcoming schedule for August RiverDogs home games and opt for any game that isn't on a Friday. With your lower reserved ticket ($8), you'll have a seat that lets you hear the sweat on the players and smell the swing of the bat. Former RiverDogs who have found success in the major leagues include B.J. Upton and Carl Crawford, making each RiverDogs game a chance to see a future king of the diamond in action. Included in this deal is an $18 RiverDogs hat exclusively offered to VIPs—pick it up upon entering and discard the old-fashioned deep-sea diving helmet you usually wear to sporting events.
The RiverDogs enjoy scratching the bellies of baseball lovers with amenities such as a LED scoreboard, an impeccably manicured field, and close-at-hand concession stands and restroom facilities. Concessions don't just consist of the usual peanuts and Cracker Jacks, however; in fact, the stadium has been featured on the Food Network for exotic ballpark comestibles such as the RiverDog (a hot dog with pickled okra, barbecue sauce, and slaw), boiled peanuts, and massive turkey legs.
Games are subject to availability.
The Charleston RiverDogs have more than 7,000 Facebook fans.