Playing baseball takes coordination, upper-body strength, and the courage to run counterclockwise even though that direction is normally only for the immoral and weak-hearted. See strong-willed Americans with this GrouponLive deal.
Choose from Four Options
Against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday, August 12, at 12:35 p.m.:
- $23 for one ticket for Lower View MVP seating in sections 411–426 (a $36.10 value, including all fees)
- $25 for one ticket for Field Box seating in sections 133–135 (a $43.10 value, including all fees) <p>
Against the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday, August 15, at 7:05 p.m.:
- $18 for one ticket for View MVP seating in sections 513–528 (a $37.10 value, including all fees)
- $29 for one ticket for Terrace Preferred seating in sections 204–206 or 228–230 (a $49.60 value, including all fees)<p>
As special promotions, children aged 5–12 can run the bases after the game on August 12; on August 15, fans receive a 10th anniversary World Series poster while supplies last.<p>
The Scouting Report
After a slow start to the 2012 season, the Angels have left the .500 mark in their wake as they climb ever closer to the AL West–leading Rangers. The team’s early hiccup included megastar and mega offseason pickup Albert Pujols, who, upon finding his swing and a hidden map folded into his cleats some time in May, is back on the road toward 500 career home runs. Surrounding Pujols is a pair of marvelous M’s, highlighted by rookie sensation Mike Trout, whose .348 batting average through 82 games is the AL’s best, and slugger Mark Trumbo, whose 27 home runs through 95 games have caused pitchers to re-route fastballs and air-traffic controllers to re-route planes during games.
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
The Angels first brought their brand of baseball to the West Coast in 1961. During the club’s first four decades, it experienced patches of success—a trend that changed in 2000, when manager Mike Scioscia took the reins. Since his arrival, Scioscia has spearheaded six playoff appearances, including the Angels’ first World Series title in 2002. Today, the team’s consistent play unfolds inside Angels Stadium of Anaheim, a 45,000-seat facility that features terraced bullpens, a towering right-field wall, and an artificial-rock structure above left-centerfield. Though artificial, the structure serves a true purpose as the launching point for the stadium’s famous fireworks—sky-high explosions that let the world know that an Angel has either hit a home run or received the wings for his bee costume.