Statistics help fans analyze a baseball player's career, from quantifying a slugger's batting average to measuring a right fielder's apathy. See numbers come to life with this GrouponLive deal to see the Holyoke Blue Sox play at Mackenzie Field in Holyoke. Choose between the following options:
- For $12, you get a game package for two (a $24 total value)
- For $24, you get a game package for four (a $48 total value)
Per person, each package includes the following:
- One ticket for general-admission seating to any regular-season home game (a $6 value). See the full schedule.
- One hot dog (a $3.50 value)
- One bottled soda (a $2.50 value)
After appearing in the Western Division championship series in 2011, the Holyoke Blue Sox return to Mackenzie Field in pursuit of another chance at the 2012 title. As members of the New England Collegiate Baseball League, the Blue Sox pluck players fresh from the NCAA, developing their talent until they gain the control over their elastic arms needed to make it in the Major Leagues. All six of their 2011 Western Division All-Star team picks—including pitcher Ben Mount and first baseman Trey Mancini—are eligible to return this year to play alongside their 6-foot canine mascot, Big Red.
The team wields home-field advantage at Mackenzie Field, a venue that can seat more than 4,000 fans or 30 anti-T-shirt missile silos. The 2012 schedule includes 42 home games with several themes, including nights to raise awareness for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and the American Cancer Society.
Holyoke Blue Sox
A member of the New England Collegiate Baseball League since 2008, the Blue Sox incubates top college players while they stay fresh and limber between seasons in the NCAA. Partially funded by Major League Baseball, the league consists of 10 teams across six New England states, all competing in a summer of hardball that begins in June and concludes with the playoffs in August, just before players trade in baseballs for rubber-band balls and return to school. Originally founded in 1997 as the Concord Quarry Dogs, the Blue Sox wield homefield advantage at Mackenzie Stadium, a venue that can seat more than 4,000 fans or 30 anti-T-shirt missile silos.