Besides putting motor oil on hot dogs and heckling players in binary code, batting cages are the best way to prepare for a future of sporting contests against intelligent robots. Protect America's favorite pastime with today's Groupon to Grand Slam 2 in Chesapeake. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get 17 batting-cage tokens good for 272 pitches (a $20 value).
- For $10, you get a one-hour batting-cage rental with a pitching machine (a $25 value).
Grand Slam 2's mechanized pitchers hurl stitched orbs across cages outfitted with recently revamped flooring, ventilation, and lighting. Batters opting for token-powered fastballs can swing away in 16-pitch increments for a total of 272 home-run chances. A one-hour cage rental provides 60 minutes of unfettered swinging for the fences or one minute of swinging followed by 59 minutes of practicing hailstorm weather reports.
Grand Slam 2
It’s fitting that Grand Slam 2’s name suggests a sequel, as the baseball complex’s team of instructors consists of former collegiate coaches and athletes who continue their involvement in the sport even after hanging up their game-day cleats. In classes, camps, and clinics, these instructors impart their appreciation for baseball as they build their students’ hitting and fielding skills from the ground up. Though the facility’s batting cages play an important role in correcting swings, sessions may also include off-field weight training—this is especially true for pitching classes, which aim to bulk up throwing arms in preparation for more serious competition. At winter and summer hitting academies, bats crack against approaching baseballs like the whip of an exceptionally demanding coach.
Players can put their newfound skills to the test in the Tidewater Bombers baseball program, a competitive, age-appropriate league that imparts the principles of teamwork through live-action games. To prepare for league games, check out Grand Slam 2's pro shop, which stocks bats, gloves, and terrifying masks for psyching out opposing pitchers.
237 Battlefield Blvd.
Chesapeake, Virginia 23320