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 Groupon.
- $19 for four tickets to a Louisville Bats game (a $39 value)
- When: Any home game between Monday, May 5, and Thursday, May 29, 16 games available; see the schedule
- Where: Louisville Slugger Field
- Seating: Reserved seating in sections 101–106 or 125–132
- Door time: One hour prior to first pitch
- Ticket values include all fees.
- Click here to view the seating chart.
The Scouting Report
Since getting drafted in 2000, veteran infielder Rubén Gotay has spent time with nine different organizations. But so far this season, the 31-year old switch-hitter seems right at home in Louisville. Helping the Bats offense get off to a scorching start, Gotay finds himself amongst the early-season league leaders in home runs, RBIs, and slugging percentage. He also plays multiple positions, meaning the Bats always have someone to fill spots should other players get hurt or called into the stands to hug a super fan. Throughout May, the Bats faithful can visit Louisville Slugger Field during 16 home games to scout the versatile Gotay and other promising Reds prospects. They can also enjoy various ballpark promotions, including $1 hotdogs on Tuesdays, $1 beers on Thursdays, and post-game fireworks on Fridays.
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.