Without the minors, Major League Baseball would run out of players and sad songs would all sound like marching-band tunes. Cheer on today's youth and tomorrow's pros with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two lower-box seats at a Chattanooga Lookouts game at AT&T Field (a $16 value), valid for any Monday or Thursday home game through September 5, excluding July 4.
A Double-A affiliates of the Los Angeles Dodgers and winners of the 2009 Larry MacPhail Trophy for inventive promotional efforts in the community, the Lookouts induce crackerjack-tossing cheers thanks to a skilled roster of battle-ready bat-and-glove brandishers. Longball-lovers can witness the home-run swing of right-fielder Kyle Russell or cheer for the base-stealing antics of shortstop Elian Herrera. Settle into an up-close lower-box seat (the seating areas in green) at scenic AT&T Field, where guests can absorb views of the surrounding greenery and use their souvenir program to call out the opposing first baseman's credit score.
The Lookouts' dugout is home to a squad of whimsical mascots, including Looie the Lookout, who regales the crowd in the stands, on the field, and on the dugout. The dust-loving canine Slider appreciates friendly fan companions, while the Trash Monster consumes fans' assorted garbage, allowing spectators to conveniently dispose of their cups, food cartons, and stolen bases into his gullet.