Despite baseball's unofficial theme song, peanuts and crackerjacks were replacements for the original, mid-1850s snacks of heavily salted licorice and wooden chewin' slabs. Keep your family traditions classic, but not too classic, with today's Groupon: for $18, you get four Super Box tickets to a Modesto Nuts home game at John Thurman Field (up to a $40 value). Choose between the following dates:
• Against the Lancaster JetHawks on Friday, July 1 at 7:05 p.m.
• A doubleheader against the Lancaster JetHawks on Saturday, July 2, with the first game starting at 5:05 p.m. The Groupon is valid for both games.
Currently a Class A-Advanced affiliate of the Colorado Rockies, the Modesto Nuts have earned a loyal fan base with a long-standing baseball tradition dating to 1946. Fans with shorter eyeballs and a penchant for booing very softly at opposing teams can relish a close-up view in Super Box seats, which are located along the first- and third-base lines. After calling dibs on a numbered seat by trading in this Groupon at the box office, eager ballhawks can soak in the summertime sun from the comfort of cup-holder-equipped bucket seats as the Nuts and the JetHawks vie for the honor of not being losers.
In addition to fielding the current roster of hard-hitting hombres, historic John Thurman Field has been home to a host of Hall of Famers, including clutch slugger Reggie Jackson, World Series–winning coach Sparky Anderson, famed relief pitcher Rollie Fingers, and Rollie Fingers’s anthropomorphic mustache, Charles.
Since 1960, the city of Modesto has been the minor league home to six different big league franchises including the New York Yankees, the St. Louis Cardinals, and the Oakland Athletics. But despite all the bouncing around, the Nuts have consistently won, and have captured five California League championships over the years. Now affiliated with the Colorado Rockies, the team is still looking for its first title under the Nuts moniker, which it officially adopted in 2005 as a nod to the region's farming products and any fans who try to catch foul balls in their mouths.
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