Much like the New Deal, free refills, and ownership of the moon, baseball helped make America the great nation it is today. Salute our national pastime with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get 20 batting cage tokens, with each token good for ten pitches (a $20 value), a hot dog (a $1.75 value) and soft drink (a $.75 value) at Legends Batting Cages in Rockwall (a $22.50 total value). Although the cages are open until 10 p.m. every day, availability may be limited during team practices from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday–Thursday.
Catering to sluggers of all skill levels, the six batting cages at Legends utilize an arsenal of ABC brand pitching machines to set the stage for one-man home run derbies. Each orb-ejecting contraption flings hollow-core McGregor balls, which fly further than regular baseballs and spare bats from dents and embarrassing off-key clinks. Pitch speeds range from 30 to 55 mph for ages 5–9, to 40 to 90 mph for ages 10 and up, topping out at 90 mph in a cage suited for professional-level players. Athletes can fuel up while on deck with a soft drink and hot dog crowned with ketchup, mustard, and relish-flavored Big League Chew.
While Legends Batting Cages provides batting helmets and bats, hitters are still encouraged to bring their own. Everyone should also don a pair of batting gloves (not provided) to improve their grip and cover up the cheat sheet of Yogi Berra quotes written on their palm.
Legends Batting Cages
At Legends Batting Cages, a full roster of outdoor pitching machines fires practice balls at various speeds to help Little Leaguers and advanced batters hone their skills. The machines' weapons of choice are hollow-core MacGregor balls, which fly further than regular baseballs and help prevent broken bats and embarrassing off-key clinks. Pitch speeds range from 30 to 55 miles per hour for ages 5–9 and from to 40 to 90 miles per hour for ages 10 and older, topping out at 90 miles per hour in a cage suited for professional-level players. The facility also hosts an auxiliary batting cage, which up to 12 players may rent to test their stadium-light-shattering abilities.