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 to Extra Innings in Margate. Choose between the following options:
- For $17, you get a 60-minute tunnel rental (a $35 value).
- For $19, you get a 30-minute introductory hitting lesson for baseball or softball (a $39 value).
Baseball and softball players of all skill levels descend upon Extra Innings' 18,000-square-foot indoor facility to hone home-run-hitting swings and more. Players can swing, pitch, or field for 60 minutes inside one of the five indoor hitting tunnels that stretch 70 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 30 feet high as adjustable pitching machines sling unlimited fastballs toward the plate at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. The facility outfits hitters with bats and helmets for no additional charge, and each tunnel is equipped with an L-screen, a pitcher's mound, and sliding nets that can transform the cage into an open-field area for practicing fielding skills and ribbon-dancing routines.
An experienced staff member pairs with a baseball or softball player during the 30-minute one-on-one introductory hitting lesson to impart swing mechanics and tips on properly hemming a pair of slacks. Hitters commit fundamentals to memory through of repetition of drills that focus on balance, stance, approach, and follow-through.