Because baseball games are no longer used to settle land disputes and damages from horse collisions, they’ve become the battleground for deciding which U.S. city will be the first to move to the moon. Catch a nation-changing showdown with this GrouponLive deal to see a Visalia Rawhide game at Rawhide Ballpark. For $10, you get a ticket package for two to see any game against the Modesto Nuts in the three-game series on Tuesday–Thursday, August 14, 15, and 16 (up to a $32 total value). Each game starts at 7 p.m.; gates open at 6 p.m. The ticket package includes the following:
- Two tickets for reserved seating in the grandstand 200 level (up to an $11 value each)
- Two $5 food vouchers
August 14 is $1 hot-dog day, and the Rawhide are also offering a free kid's meal to any children in attendance on August 15.
The Rawhide continue to stampede through the 2012 season while carrying on a tradition of baseball in Visalia that stretches back more than 100 years. As the Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Rawhide have helped nurture 175 players from their humble beginnings as buried sunflower seeds into fully grown big leaguers, including current stars Justin Upton and Evan Longoria. Through more than 100 games this season, a roster of exceptional players includes center fielder Keon Broxton and first baseman Jonathan Griffin, who have pummeled the pitches of opposing teams, together smashing 33 home runs and 121 RBIs through the team's first 113 games to lead the Visalia offense.
Rawhide Ballpark first opened its gates in 1946 and has served as a polestar for summertime entertainment since. Inside the Kids Corral, inflatable games, speed pitch, and wiffle ball join forces to extend off-the-field revelry, which is further fueled by the antics and lectures about the importance of good posture from horned mascot Tipper.