Baseball enthusiasts can’t properly behold the glorious seventh-inning stretch in a crowded living room, because there’s always someone standing on the coffee table getting his forehead rhythmically slammed by the ceiling fan. Catch the game in comfort with today's GrouponLive deal: for $25, you get a Pawtucket Red Sox outing at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket (a $50 total value). The package includes the following items:
• One general-admission ticket to the game against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees on Friday, September 2, at 7:05 p.m.
• One admission to an all-you-can-eat barbecue picnic before the game, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (a $26 value, including the game price).
• One ticket to a 2011 playoff game, if scheduled, or a regular-season game in April (a $7 value).
• One 2011 PawSox team card set and an exclusive run of the bases after the game (a $17 value).
As a Triple-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, the PawSox wow fans with dramatic catches and bat-cracking line drives that routinely are featured in the Providence Journal. Groupon holders score general-admission seats, where they can peruse their new decks of PawSox trading cards and inhale the scent of freshly trampled stadium grass. This season, first baseman Lars Anderson helms the batting lineup, posting 66 RBIs and stealing five bases over 111 games. Pitcher Kyle Weiland has fanned 110 batters over 106 innings, garnering applause with his fastballs and peace signs. Today's Groupon also treats guests to a future game at this year's playoffs or a game early next season.
Before the game, guests can fill their bellies to the brim at a picnic teeming with burgers, grilled chicken, and creamy potato salad. An exclusive run of the bases allows Groupon holders to burn off their barbecue after the match by running, walking, or crab-walking around the diamond.
The barbecue picnic will take place rain or shine, but if the baseball game is rained out, tickets will be reissued and valid for the Monday, September 5 game at 1:05 p.m. against the Rochester Red Wings.