What You'll Get
Despite baseball's unofficial theme song, peanuts and crackerjacks 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 $25, you get a 60-minute rental of the Iron Mike, Hack Attack, or ProBatter virtual baseball and softball machines at Frozen Ropes in Katy (up to a $55 value).
Frozen Ropes Katy caters to hard- and softballers inside its 17,000 square feet of indoor training facilities. Traditional and virtual pitching machines allow veterans and rookies to hone their long-ball mechanics or bunting ability. Gather a gaggle of budding baseballers and treat them to units of physical physics with 60 minutes in front of an Iron Mike arm-style pitching machine. Used by prep and collegiate coaching staffs, the Iron Mike machine allows on-deck participants to work on their timing, follow through, and ways to avoid recruiting violations. Enlist the Hack Attack to simulate the acceleration, release, and rise-ball tendencies of a breathing pitcher. The angle of release ensures hitters get an actual live-arm sense of timing and location. Those entertaining a more evolved brand of hardball may choose to spend one hour in a ProBatter simulator, which scientifically deconstructs the physical placement of baseballs, softballs, and watermelons on a digital computer screen.
Frozen Ropes’ training facilities attract players of all sizes, from kindergarten swingers to current and former MLB stars such as outfielder Manny Ramirez and Yankees closer Mariano Rivera. Its Katy facility staffs instructors well versed in the game's mechanics, mental nuances, and strategies for arguing controversial calls at home plate.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 31, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Must sign waiver. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.