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: for $10, you get two tickets for reserved seating to see a Columbus Clippers game at Huntington Park (up to a $20 value). Choose from the following games:
- Against the Syracuse Chiefs on Wednesday, May 16, at 6:35 p.m.
- Against the Buffalo Bisons on Tuesday, June 5, at 7:05 p.m.
- Against the Durham Bulls on Tuesday, August 14, at 7:05 p.m.
- Against the Louisville Bats on Saturday, September 1, at 7:05 p.m.<p>
As winners of back-to-back Triple-A national titles and the reigning two-time International League champions, the Clippers continue to cruise through the 2012 season fueled by a recent stretch of domination. First baseman Matt LaPorta has already dropped anchor amid the league’s elite hitters, compiling a team-best 0.371 batting average, nine home runs, and 20 RBIs through 27 games. Manning the hot corner across the diamond, Lonnie Chisenhall has picked up where he left off in 2011, when his smooth glove work and ability to avoid the quicksand pits hidden in each Triple-A infield earned him a call to the big leagues from MLB affiliate the Cleveland Indians.
Up to 10,100 Clippers fans pack into Huntington Park, which still gleams with a new-stadium sparkle after sprouting just four years ago. During that inaugural 2009 season, the facility was named Ballpark of the Year by multiple sources, including BaseballParks.com and Digitalballparks.com, whose writers referred to the stadium’s design as “the most exciting we’ve seen in two decades.” Nightly promotions add extra energy to each game: on May 15, fans can gobble down $0.50 wings, and on September 1, a postgame fireworks show dazzles the senses and scares the opposing team’s soaring home-run balls back into the park.
An International League mainstay, the Columbus Clippers have prepped future stars for the big leagues since 1977. The team has claimed 10 Governors' Cups over the years, most recently in 2015. The Clippers have served as the Triple-A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians since 2009, helping players hone the skills that they need to succeed in the majors and impress friends during the piñata portion of birthday parties.
Up to 10,100 Clippers fans pack into Huntington Park, which still gleams with a new-stadium sparkle after sprouting up in 2009. During that inaugural season, the facility was named Ballpark of the Year by multiple sources, including BaseballParks.com and Digitalballparks.com, whose writers referred to the stadium's design as "the most exciting we've seen in two decades."