Like advertising, baseball relies on great pitches, a loyal fan base, and the power of grown men in animal costumes to sway public opinion. Endorse America's pastime with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of baseball equipment and gifts at Charlie Rose Baseball in Campbell.
Staff members at Charlie Rose Baseball draw upon love for the nation's pastime as they preside over an array of bats, gloves, and apparel from brands including Rawlings, Louisville Slugger, and Mizuno. Diamond Sports official youth-league Flexiball baseballs ($34.99/dozen) fill the open mitts of diminutive athletes and the oven mitts of nearsighted bakers. Nike Diamond Elite Pro batting gloves ($39.99) cosset fingers in comfort and flexibility, leaving grips firm and dry enough to crush line drives. Unadorned noggins crown themselves with Flex-Fit Pukka hats ($19.99), and MLB-team pennants ($9.99) let patrons add evidence of baseball fandom to walls without hosting indoor homerun derbies. Though they are not included in this Groupon, Charlie Rose Baseball has a batting-cage area and skill-refining lessons.
Charlie Rose Baseball
In 1958, Charlie Rose opened his shop, aiming to become an equipment resource for baseball and softball coaches and players. The shop’s array of bats, gloves, and apparel equip players for the game with a variety of brands including Rawlings, Louisville Slugger, and Mizuno. Cutter C-Tack Endurance batting gloves create a nonslip grip and help protect hands from scorching line drives and hot potatoes. In honor of Charlie’s gift for repairing gloves, the shop offers clients a free lifetime conditioning program that ensures each glove outlasts an indefinite number of hard pitches.
The facility also houses four outdoor batting cages and three fast-pitch softball cages, which prepare batters for high-speed play and give them a chance to test out their new gear. Inside a fourth softball cage, a slow machine lobs easier pitches toward the plate. Patrons can visit during the day or at night to practice their swing under the glow of the facility's nighttime lighting.