What You'll Get
Despite baseball's unofficial theme song, peanuts and crackerjacks were replacements for the original, mid-1850s snacks of heavily salted licorice and wooden chewin' slabs. Keep your family traditions classic, but not too classic, with this GrouponLive deal to see a Louisville Bats game at Louisville Slugger Field. For $15, you get four tickets for field-reserve seating in sections 101–106 or 125–132 at any of the Bats' 14 home games in May (a $28 value). Click here to see the May schedule.
Louisville Slugger Field's base paths sizzle underneath dashing cleats as the Bats bash their way into the second month of the 2012 season. With names such as Joey Votto and Jay Bruce highlighting their recent history, the Cincinnati Reds Triple-A affiliate presents local baseball fans a chance to scout up-and-coming big leaguers, either before they advance to the majors or get whisked off to outer space via the wormhole hidden inside every rain tarp. Veteran infielder Paul Janish—who spent the majority of 2011 in a Reds uniform—has returned to the International League with a vengeance, terrorizing opposing pitchers with a .338 batting average (through 20 games) while sucking up every grounder and windblown hot dog that bounces his way at shortstop.
Amid 12-to-6 curveballs and wall-climbing catches, nightly promotions at Louisville Slugger Field help further fire up hometown crowds. On Sunday, May 13, and Monday, May 28, pintsize game-goers can run the bases after the final pitch is thrown, and $1 specials keep treats flowing on Tuesdays and Thursdays, when single dollar bills can be used to purchase hot dogs or beers or waved wildly in attempt to bribe foul balls to land closer.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires May 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Redeem starting 5/7 for a ticket at box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Louisville Slugger Field box office. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which will be provided to Louisville Slugger Field. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Louisville Bats' current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Seats may have obstructed view. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Louisville Bats
Baseball in Louisville dates back to 1876 when the Louisville Grays began playing as part of the National League. Soon after the turn of the 20th century, minor league baseball arrived in Derby City and for 70 years, the Louisville Colonels commanded it. Their departure in 1972, however, led to a period of inactivity, as well as a period of unemployed umpires roaming the city shouting "SAFE!" at landing birds. Ten years later, baseball returned with the arrival of the Louisville Redbirds, who eventually became the RiverBats in 1998, and simply the Bats in 2002. Over the years this franchise has spent time as the affiliate of three big league teams: the St. Louis Cardinals, the Milwaukee Brewers, and its current affiliate, the Cincinnati Reds.