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 to see the Midland RockHounds play the Arkansas Travelers at Citibank Ballpark on Friday, April 13, at 7 p.m. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get a game-day package for two (up to a $40 total value)
- For $40, you get a game-day package for four (up to an $80 total value)<p>
Each person in the outing receives the following: * One ticket for reserved seating, marked in blue on the seating chart (up to an $11 value each) * One hot dog (a $4 value each) * One gift card valid for $5 worth of souvenirs<p>
Scorching line drives and whistling fastballs return to Citibank Ballpark as the RockHounds set off on their annual pursuit of the postseason, in which the team fetched the league title in both 2005 and 2009. Last season, the Double-A affiliate of the Oakland A’s was recognized as the Texas League’s Organization of the Year, thanks in large part to the more than 300,000 fans who came to the ballpark to cheer on the home team and booby-trap the visitors’ dugout. A particularly strong second half in 2011 saw the ‘Hounds collect 36 victories behind a roster of potential big-league prospects, including first baseman Michael Spina, who slammed 10 home runs over the season and led the team in RBIs, bringing 75 guys home in time to catch Wheel of Fortune.
Citibank Ballpark outfits each game experience with a Rocky Town theme, complete with signposts and the town’s eponymous canine mascot. Prior to the matchup against the Travelers on April 13, the first 1,000 fans to walk through the turnstiles will receive a magnetic schedule, which make an ideal refrigerator ornament alongside report cards smeared with craft glue.