Before baseball, there was mace-maul, a medieval sport in which players wore chainmail uniforms, no-hitters were a bad thing, and each team’s disabled list was much, much longer. Support a more civilized sporting event with today’s Groupon: for $34, you get four reserved tickets to the Home Run Derby on Monday, June 20 at 6 p.m. and four tickets to the Southern League All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 21 at 7:15 p.m. in Jackson, Tennessee (a $68 value).
The 2011 Southern League All-Star Game hosts a confluence of talented AA baseball players during an entertaining exhibition of double plays, fastballs, and home runs. The Southern League All-Star Game’s first pitch whizzes across the plate at 7:15 p.m. on June 21, with the best players from local minor-league teams such as the Jackson Generals, the Huntsville Stars, and the Montgomery Biscuits representing their squads. On Monday, contestants in the Home Run Derby do their best to slam stitched orbs into the troposphere with crushing swings.
Pringles Park houses both showcases, as well as a special-needs baseball game before the All-Star Game. Reserved seating situates fans within shouting distance of late-inning rallies and within tickling distance of passing hot-dog vendors.