Baseball is a game of superstitions: hitters don't wash helmets while on a streak, and managers don't brush their teeth for weeks after a great argument with an umpire. Cross your fingers and kick out your black cat with today's GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get a Battle Creek Bombers baseball outing for two, which includes the following items (a $60 total value):
• Two general-admission tickets to a playoff game that will take place on Monday, August 15 or Tuesday, August 16 at 7:05 p.m. (a $10 value). Home field advantage is yet to be decided. The Bombers first home game in the playoffs will be announced with an official press release and announcement at Battlecreekbombers.com. Please check the website for date of game.
• Two meal vouchers for two hot dogs, two bags of chips, and two soft drinks (a $13 value).
• Two official Battle Creek Bombers hats (a $40 value).
Powered by some of the best college-baseball players in the nation, the Battle Creek Bombers just clinched their first berth in the Northwoods League playoffs. General-admission seats and sun-shielding team hats let pairs behold the third baseman's expression as he dives to rob a double from an opposing hitter, or the mascot Moe Skeeter's dance moves as he distracts opposing fielders. Meal vouchers can be redeemed for tasty hot dogs and sodas or eaten raw with a splash of hot mustard. Leading the slugging crew is center fielder Daniel Rockett—one of five Bombers on the 2011 All-Star team—who has batted in 33 runs, 12 sashays, and 2.5 polkas over 50 games. Western Michigan's Troy Forton helms the hurling squad, fanning 50 batters over 67 innings. The team has graduated more than 10 players to the big leagues in the past four years, so it may be grooming the next Detroit Tiger, St. Louis Cardinal, or Oz Winged Monkey.
For between-inning distractions, visit the longest outdoor bar in the state of Michigan or Kidz Zone. Wanderers should not stray too far, however, lest they miss a Bomber knock a grand slam into the center of a giant gong.
1392 Capital Ave. NE
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017