What You'll Get
After centuries of ridicule, baseball players have finally convinced professional crotchety-old-man Andy Rooney that running after flying orbs isn’t just for men in black or Harry Potter. Celebrate baseball's newfound acceptance among Americans with today’s Groupon: for $22, you get a field-box ticket to the Houston Astros vs. San Francisco Giants game on Wednesday, June 23, at 7:05 p.m. (a $39 value). In order to claim your tickets, you'll be redirected to the realm of the Ticketmaster, where you must navigate his labyrinth of additional fees (see below for more info) and avoid his hoards of flesh-eating ticket crickets.
As the season chugs forward, the Astros are led by second baseman Jeff Keppinger, who has maintained a .291 batting average with 19 doubles after 227 at bats, as well as right-handed hurler Roy Oswalt, who fanned 89 batters after 92.1 innings while boasting a trim 3.12 ERA. Whatever the season holds, fans will be able to experience world-class athleticism and outfield-wall-scaling robberies in one of the nation's finest home-run habitats and fastball farms—Minute Maid Park. Built in 2000, the park boasts a natural grass outdoor field; a 242-foot-high retractable roof; a distinct, pole-obstructed center field; and a troll-guarded infield. Field-box seating treats you to some of the best seats in the house, as well as unobstructed views of relievers forming sweat-filled moats around the pitching mound and managers hand-signaling Chinese delivery-menu items to base runners.
Summer doesn’t truly start until your first ball game of the season and until things start exploding constantly in every movie that comes out. Today's Groupon to the Houston Astros lets you cheer on deft dexterity and impressive leaping without having to spend a week living under a jungle canopy with Richard Simmons.
Note on Ticketmaster fees: You'll get the same percentage off the convenience charge, but you'll still need to pay the full Ticketmaster processing fee, the optional printing-at-home fee, and tax. Ain't no discounts on tax.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jun 23, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Tickets are to be printed from Ticketmaster.com. Only valid for 6/23 game. No refunds or exchanges. Ticketmaster processing fees, optional print-from-home fees and tax not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.