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 to see the Corpus Christi Hooks play the Tulsa Drillers at Whataburger Field. For $19, you get a game-day package (up to a $39 value), which includes:
- Two tickets for reserved seating (up to a $12 value each)
- One parking pass (a $5 value)
- One Kids Zone entry wristband (a $10 value)<p>
Choose from the following games:
- Sunday, April 8, at 4:05 p.m.
- Monday, April 9, at 7:05 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 10, at 7:05 p.m.<p>
Located just off the shores of Corpus Christi Bay, Whataburger Field sizzles with excitement as the Hooks finish up the first weekend of the 2012 season against Texas League rivals the Tulsa Drillers. As the Double-A affiliate of the Houston Astros, the Hooks have helped launch the careers of 41 big leaguers during their seven-year history. This spring, first baseman James Van Ostrand hopes to be the next to lift off after last year’s breakout season, when he delivered 48 RBIs and belted 11 home runs, almost matching the previous record of 3,000 simultaneous homers after a long ball shredded in an airplane engine.
At Whataburger Field, a massive scoreboard towers over the left side, flashing players’ stats throughout the game and flanking the spectacular view of Harbor Bridge and the USS Lexington anchored in the bay. The stadium’s stockpile of family-friendly amenities includes a 27-foot rock wall and the Driscoll Children’s Hospital Kids Zone, an interactive playground with a regulation youth baseball diamond, on which local and regional teams compete before each Hooks game. Fans can also take advantage of a season-long schedule of promotions, including $1 hotdogs on April 9, which allows youngsters to ditch their uncomfortable mitts and use uneaten buns to catch foul balls.