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 a Sacramento River Cats game at Raley Field. For $25, you get one G-Pass for Solon Club seating (a $34 value) and a River Cats hat (a $20 value; a $54 total value). Because the ticket is a G-Pass, Groupon customers can use it to enter the venue directly; they will not need to redeem their Groupon at will call. Choose from the following games:
- Against the Fresno Grizzlies on Tuesday, June 19, at 7:05 p.m.
- Against the Fresno Grizzlies on Wednesday, June 20, at 12:05 p.m.
- Against the Salt Lake Bees on Wednesday, June 27, at 7:05 p.m.
- Against the Colorado Springs Sky Sox on Monday, July 2, at 7:05 p.m.
Fueled by a scorching start to the 2012 season, the reigning Pacific Coast League Southern Division champion River Cats pounce on opposing pitches during four conference skirmishes at Raley Field. On June 19 and 20, the River Cats square off against the fastball-hungry Fresno Grizzles in two sure-to-be-contentious matches as the two rivals compete for dominance atop the division. With a commanding presence in the Pacific Coast League so far this season, the club chases its fifth title behind a restocked roster of budding talent, such as outfielder Michael Taylor, who's batting above .300 with more than 20 runs to his name. Like the finest of jewelers, first baseman Chris Carter can appraise a diamond from all angles, having completed more than 30 trips around the bases this season.
Named one of the top ten minor-league parks by USA Today in 2010, Raley Field accompanies each ballgame with views of Tower Bridge and the city skyline, where supportive skyscrapers often paint "Go 'Cats!" across their bare bellies. Nightly promotions help energize already juiced crowds, including on Tuesdays, when kids eat for free. As the Triple-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics, the River Cats have treated fans to year after year of accomplishments while helping launch the careers of more than 200 big leaguers, including 2002 Cy Young Award winner Barry Zito and current sluggers Andre Ethier and Carlos Gonzalez.
Due to security restrictions, G-Passes must be printed out and presented in person at the event. They cannot be redeemed through Groupon's mobile app.