Before baseball caught on, the national pastime was dangerously close to being horse thievery, gander goosing, or painfully earnest father-son conversations. Thank your lucky stars it did by partaking in some summertime spheroid smashing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get two field-reserve box seats, two Baseball’s Best food items, and two bags of potato chips (a $36 total value) during one of three Gateway Grizzlies home games against the Oakland County Cruisers on August 13, 14, or 15.
As the Gateway Grizzlies vow to reclaim their 2003 title as Frontier League champions or choke the rivers with their dead, fan duos can watch them conquer the Cruisers from the very best of ballpark tush cushions at the Grizzlies’ own GCS ballpark in field-reserve box seats (a $10 value each). Two bags of potato chips ($2 each) give the mouth something to do besides scream at the umpire for attempting to surreptitiously break up with his girlfriend via text message, and a double dose of Baseball’s Best food items ($6 each) comfort tongues in times of taste trouble. The nachos—which bury tri-color tortilla chips alive in Philly beefsteak, flame-roasted onions and peppers, and molten monterey-jack cheese sauce—recently appeared on Man vs. Food, in which host Adam Richman honored them with a second-place position on his top-five list of baseball foods. The Travel Channel also featured Baseball’s Best burgers on its Chowdown Countdown—they’re created by inserting a Holten Thick and Juicy burger between a sliced original Krispy Kreme donut, making it nature's most perfect foodstuff since tacos stuffed with ice-cream pizza. Baseball’s Best food items can be purchased at the Great Grizzlie Grill inside the ballpark; they sell out fast, so be sure to grab yours early.
Independent-league baseball has some notable advantages over its major-league counterpart. Parking is free at Grizzlies games, and team mascot Izzy the Grizzlie transforms the time-honored home runs, beer, and seventh-inning stretches into a surreal realm of fanatical antics. It’s easier to score autographs from the players without the risk of your adoring eight-year-old getting strip-searched by security. And best of all, a Grizzlies game still brings all the exciting gameplay, top-level athletics, and national time-passery that St. Louis lives, breathes, and bathes in. Call the ticket office to reserve your ticket for a Gateway Grizzlies game.