According to legend, Babe Ruth pointed his bat toward the sky to let his fans know exactly where the flesh-eating aliens were coming from. See the greats be great with this GrouponLive deal.
- Two tickets or a family package to a Washington Wild Things game
- When: Any home game during the 2013 regular season; see the schedule
- Where: CONSOL Energy Park
- Seating: Reserved
- Door time: One hour prior to first pitch
- Click here to view the seating chart.
- $10 for two tickets (a $20 value)
- $60 for a family package for four (a $126 total value)
The family package includes the following:
- Four tickets (a $40 value)
- Four adjustable hats (a $64 value)
- Four small sodas (a $12 value)
- Four hot dogs (a $10 value)
The Scouting Report
This May, the Wild Things whirl into the 2013 season hungry for their first Frontier League title. After helping the team finish 2012 on a strong note, several players from last season return to the Wild Things roster, including Pittsburgh native Andrew Heck. Heck hovered amongst the league's batting leaders throughout last summer, and even became the second player in franchise history to play all nine positions in a single game. In an effort to get their pictures posted on the clubhouse refrigerator, too, speedster Darian Sandford set a Frontier League record with 71 stolen bases, and pitcher Alfonso Yevoli proved why Baseball America named him a top independent-league prospect in 2012 with an impressive 2.62 ERA.
Washington Wild Things
In 2001, Washington County faced a dilemma. A new baseball park was under construction just off I-70, but the field had no team to call it home. Rather than let unemployed mascots set up circus tents in the outfield, a group of local business owners purchased the Ohio-based Canton Crocodiles and moved the franchise to Pennsylvania. Months later, the Washington Wild Things inaugurated the new stadium with a dazzling bit of irony, losing their first-ever game against the very team that replaced the Crocodiles in Canton.
Nevertheless, the Wild Things finished the 2002 season in grand fashion, setting a league record for wins and claiming first place in the Frontier League's powerful East Division, and the team went on to make six straight playoff appearances from 2002–2007. Throughout its history, the Wild Things have featured a number of future and former big-leaguers, and its roster regularly includes Pittsburgh natives, who grew up practicing their swings with steel girders.