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 this GrouponLive deal to see a Lexington Legends baseball game at Whitaker Bank Ballpark. For $14, you get two tickets for club-level seating to any Legends home game during the 2012 regular season (a $28 value), excluding Opening Day (April 12), July 3, and holidays. Click here for the full season schedule.
As a Class A affiliate of the Houston Astros, the Lexington Legends storm out of the dugout at Whitaker Bank Ballpark to usher in another summer of baseball in the Bluegrass State. Former major-league shortstop, Chicago Cubs first-base coach, and 2004 Legends manager Ivan DeJesus returns to the bench in 2012 to oversee the squad, which has helped launch the MLB careers of such stars as Hunter Pence and Wandy Rodriguez. Although the season's final roster has yet to be finalized, fans may have the chance to observe such budding talents as Emilio King, who led the team in batting in 2011, and a T-shirt-cannon prototype that NASA uses to launch towels into orbit.
Perched behind home plate, club-level seats feature wider-than-average dimensions and come with a variety of perks, including access to the Kentucky Ale Taproom, where 10 HDTVs and a patio dispense unique views of the onfield action next to a full-service bar. Highlighted by 35-cent hotdogs on Tuesdays, a season-long schedule of promotions amplifies the family-friendly fun by letting kids run the bases on Sundays or eat free on Mondays—outdoing more archaic traditions such as making kids mow the outfield before they can have any popcorn.
When the Legends first stepped onto the field at Whitaker Bank Ballpark in 2001, they broke a nearly half-century dry spell of pro baseball in the city of Lexington. That first season, they made their presence known by winning the South Atlantic League championship and trying to rename City Hall after themselves. Since their inauguration in '01, the Legends have sent more than three-dozen players to the majors, fulfilling the promise of their name and creating their own legacy.
207 Legends Ln.
Lexington, Kentucky 40505