Without the minors, Major League Baseball would run out of players and sad songs would all sound like marching-band tunes. Cheer on today’s youth and tomorrow’s pros with this GrouponLive deal to see a Salem-Keizer Volcanoes game at Volcanoes Stadium in Keizer. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get two tickets for lower-level Diamond Club box seating (a $40 value).
- For $35, you get four tickets for lower-level Diamond Club box seating (an $80 value).<p>
For each ticket option, choose from the following games: * Against the Boise Hawks on opening night, Friday, June 15, at 7:05 p.m., followed by a fireworks show * Against the Boise Hawks on Saturday, June 16, at 7:05 p.m. * Against the Boise Hawks on Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17, at 5:05 p.m. <p>
An eruption of power jolts across base paths and sends hanging curveballs sailing into lower orbit as the Volcanoes rumble into the 2012 season seeking their fifth Northwest League championship and first title since 2009. As a Class-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, the Volcanoes lob the chance to scout big-league talent into the wheelhouses of fans, who in the past have seen stars such as Buster Posey, Tim Lincecum, and Pablo Sandoval slug and pitch their way through the area. Last season, two of the Northwest League’s top hitters resided in the Volcanoes dugout, including shortstop Joe Panik, who won the Most Valuable Player award for leading the league in batting average and gluing a collectible coin to his helmet after each of his 92 hits.
Crowds of up to 4,252 voracious Volcanoes backers flow into Volcanoes Stadium, where concession stands, a sports bar, and a kids’ playground join forces to offer a stacked lineup of off-the-field extras. Statistics and player names flash across the Volcanotron video board, and poorly placed pitches often travel into the open gloves or empty hot-dog buns of visitors watching from the left-field home-run porch.