Despite baseball's unofficial theme song, peanuts and crackerjacks were replacements for the original mid-1850s snacks of heavily salted licorice and wooden chewin' slabs. Keep your family traditions classic, but not too classic, with today's Groupon: for $20, you get box seats for four people at a Wilmington Blue Rocks home game at Frawley Stadium (a $40 value). Choose from the following games against the Myrtle Beach Pelicans:
• Monday, August 29, at 6:35 p.m.
• Tuesday, August 30, at 6:35 p.m.
• Wednesday, August 31, at 6:35 p.m.
• Thursday, September 1, at 6:35 p.m.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks, the Class A Advanced affiliate of Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals, dazzle Delaware's baseball devotees with fierce pitching battles, highlight-reel-worthy homers, and a family-friendly atmosphere. Hoping for a run into the playoffs, the Blue Rocks are set to clash with the Texas Rangers–affiliated Myrtle Beach Pelicans. Each minor league game, like independent films and road trips to foreign nebulas, offers fans the chance to see stars in the making; look toward the field and scorecard to take tabs on a budding Ernie Banks or late-blooming Tim Lincecum manning the field.
The Blue Rocks' Frawley Stadium is home to the recently revamped, kid-friendly mascot Rocky Bluewinkle, and its open design and minimalist 6,532 seating capacity ensure excellent views of both the on-field action and off-field parallel-parking mistakes. Purchasers of today's Groupon have their choice of the best available box seating, which provide up-close views of the unfolding contest.
Wilmington Blue Rocks
As the Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals—and as four-time Carolina League champions—the Blue Rocks represent one of the most successful traditions in all of Minor League Baseball. Continuing to build upon a franchise history that stretches back to the 1940s, Wilmington has served as a launching pad for more than 100 big leaguers since 1993. As the squad of rising stars kicks up dust with diving stops and gritty slides, the 7-foot mascot Rocky Bluewinkle roams through the seats passing out fist bumps and lecturing youngsters on the pros and cons of having antlers.