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 $19, you get a baseball package for two to see a Lake County Captains game at Classic Park (up to a $42 total value). Each package includes the following:
- Two tickets for best-available seating (up to a $9 value each)
- Two meal vouchers, which include a hot dog or hamburger, plus a bag of chips and a soda (up to a $7 value each)
- Five Launch-a-Balls (a $10 value) <p>
Choose from the following games: * Against the Bowling Green Hot Rods on the following days: - Thursday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. - Friday, April 13, at 6:30 p.m. - Saturday, April 14, at 1 p.m. - Sunday, April 15, at 1 p.m. <p>
- Against the West Michigan Whitecaps on the following days:
- Monday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m.
- Tuesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, April 18, at 1 p.m. <p>
Gates open one hour prior to each game’s scheduled start time.
Bat cracks and glove smacks create the opening notes of summer’s soundtrack as the Lake County Captains sprint onto Classic Park’s sun-drenched diamond during this season’s opening homestand. As a Class A affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, the Captains’ young roster heads into 2012 with their sights on another playoff berth, trying to return to the podium as the Midwest League champions, an accomplishment the team achieved just two years ago. Last season, the Captains community marveled at the emergence of several potential big leaguers, including first baseman Jesus Aguilar, who belted 19 homers into the open mouths or gloves of fans sitting in the outfield seats.
Combining modern amenities with the nostalgic charm of a traditional stadium, Classic Park transforms standard outings into memorable experiences with a slew of season-long giveaways and weekly promotions. Additionally, Groupon customers can test their accuracy during postgame Launch-a-Ball sessions, which challenge participants to throw or bicycle-kick spheres into a target on the field to win prizes.
Lake County Captains
Like many minor league teams, the Lake County Captains Professional Baseball Club didn't start out with their current name or even in their current state. The Columbus (GA) Indians were founded in 1991, and a year later, they became the RedStixx. It wasn't until 2003 that the franchise moved to Eastlake, Ohio, where they adopted the Captains moniker and caught their first bluegill. That same year, the newly established Captains opened Classic Park, the 6,150-seat facility that mixes nostalgic charm with modern features.