According to legend, Babe Ruth pointed his bat toward the sky to let his fans know exactly where the flesh-eating aliens were coming from. See the greats be great with this Groupon. ####The Deal
- Modesto Nuts game for two or four
- When: Any home game through Sunday, June 30; see the schedule
- Where: John Thurman Field
- Door time: One hour prior to first pitch
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
- $10 for two upper-box tickets (up to a $20 value)
- $12 for four general-admission tickets (up to a $24 value)<p>
The Scouting Report
On May 6, Nuts’ designated hitter Will Swanner walloped a game-winning double over the head of Bakersfield Blaze centerfielder Yorman Rodriguez at John Thurman Field. That swing finished off a four-game sweep of the Blaze, right in the middle of a hot streak that saw the Nuts win seven of 10 games. It also serves as a microcosm of the season so far: despite some struggles on the road, the Nuts have posted a solid record at home, where fans repay the team for its hard work and promotions by using their collective breath to turn pop-flies into home runs.
Since 1960, the city of Modesto has been the minor league home to six different big league franchises including the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Oakland Athletics. But despite all the bouncing around, the Nuts have consistently won, and have captured five California League championships over the years. Now affiliated with the Colorado Rockies, the team is still looking for its first title under the Nuts moniker, which it officially adopted in 2005 as a nod to the region's farming products and any fans who try to catch foul balls in their mouths.