Playing baseball takes coordination, upper-body strength, and the courage to run counterclockwise even though that direction is normally only for the immoral and weak-hearted. See strong-willed Americans with this GrouponLive deal to see the Schaumburg Boomers play the Road Warriors at Schaumburg Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg. For $20, you get four tickets for box seating (a $46 value, including all fees). Choose from the following games:
- Friday, August 17, at 6:30 p.m.
- Saturday, August 18, at 6 p.m.
- Sunday, August 19, at 4 p.m.
In their inaugural season in the independent Frontier League, the Schaumburg Boomers have stepped up to the plate with 41 wins and a strong footing in the upper half of the league’s West Division. During three summer matchups, the Boomers will take on the Road Warriors before firing up audiences with postgame events. After the Friday-evening game, dazzling fireworks will blanket the field, and the Sunday game will begin early to make room for a family-friendly movie showing on the videoboard and an autograph session with the players. After each matchup, visitors can head onto the field to run the bases in search of Bigfoot's legendary cleat print. Before any postgame events, however, the action stars players such as Boomers pitcher Cameron Roth, who currently boasts a 2.87 ERA in 105 innings pitched, and third baseman Frank Pfister, who has racked up a 0.330 batting average with 100 homers through 73 games.
Located in Schaumburg, Boomers Stadium was built in 1999 to the exact dimensions of Wrigley Field, to both pay tribute to Chicago’s iconic stadium and to trick Harry Caray's ghost into finally footing his 17-year-old Cracker Jack bill. The team's mascot, Coop, an indigenous prairie chicken, pumps up fans for postgame fireworks and challenges fans to out-dress him during themed events such as superhero/villain night. The fired-up wild fowl also doles out gate prizes such as water guns for use in postgame water fights, as well as mystery envelopes filled with secret contents (spoiler alert: leaving milk out for too long results in spoiling).