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 Wilmington Blue Rocks game at Frawley Stadium. For $19, you get four tickets for box seating (up to a $44 value). Choose from the following games:
- Against the Salem Red Sox on the following days:
- Tuesday, May 1, at 6:35 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 2, at 6:35 p.m.
Thursday, May 3, at 6:35 p.m. <p>
- Against the Lynchburg Hillcats on the following days:
- Tuesday, May 8, at 6:35 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 9, at 6:35 p.m.
- Thursday, May 10, at 6:35 p.m. <p>
Continuing to build upon a franchise history that stretches back to the 1940s, the Blue Rocks rumble onto the field at Frawley Stadium during two early-season series against Carolina League rivals. As the Class-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals—and as four-time Carolina League champions—Wilmington has served as a launching pad for more than 100 big leaguers since 1993, including present-day stars Carlos Beltran, Eric Hosmer, and Zack Greinke. Outfielder Brian Fletcher leads the Blue Crew’s 2012 batch of youngsters after wreaking havoc on Midwest League pitching a season ago, when he earned Player of the Year honors from the Kane County Cougars while hitting 0.328, clubbing 31 doubles, and cranking 14 home runs into the open gloves or empty hot-dog buns of fans in the bleachers.
In between sizzling liners and whistling fastballs, Frawley Stadium’s family-friendly atmosphere buzzes amid an all-star lineup of off-the-field extras. Nightly promotions, such as a Blue Rocks logo baseball giveaway on May 10, fill mitts with souvenirs and giveaways, and seven-foot mascot, Rocky Bluewinkle, roams through the seats passing out fist-bumps and lecturing youngsters on the pros and cons of having antlers.
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.
801 Shipyard Dr.
Wilmington, Delaware 19801