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. Discover your own diamond rituals with this GrouponLive deal to Iowa Cubs baseball at Principal Park. For $25, you get a 10-ticket booklet, valid for general admission to any 10 home games on the 2012 season schedule (a $50 value, including all fees).
The Chicago Cubs organization plants another crop of major-league prospects in the fertile outfield of its Triple-A affiliate Iowa Cubs. During the 2012 season, new manager Dave Bialas takes the reins after 18 years of coaching in the Cubs' ivy-covered realm. With plenty of time to submit April 5th's opening-day roster, Bialas will develop a depth chart and carefully choose a starting lineup based on speed, strategy, and svelteness in pinstripes. The Skipper may find it tough to replace 38 home runs' worth of production, since Bryan LaHair may start this year at first base at Wrigley Field.
With a 10-ticket booklet, fans can use all 10 tickets with friends at a single game or mix and match games, witnessing the graceful majesty of the 6–4–3 double play or hearing the crisp sounds of fastballs snapping into catchers' mitts and the beaks of passing pelicans. Plenty of ballpark promotions hit boredom out of the park, especially on Fridays during the postgame fireworks or on Sundays when kids can hang out after the game to run the bases.