Not since Isaac Newton used a copy of the Principa Mathematica to deftly mash an apple into applesauce has the melding of physics and finesse been as entertaining as a baseball game. Witness skillful swinging with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get one lower-level adult ticket to three separate regular-season New Orleans Zephyrs games, a $30 value. As the AAA affiliate team of the Florida Marlins, the Zephyrs play their home games at Zephyr Field in Metairie. This Groupon is not valid for playoff games or on July 4.
The Zephyrs boast a rich history of nurturing budding bat-swatters and arm-bazooka wielders; nearly 50 former Zephyr players are currently playing in the major leagues. Led by the big-swinging 22-year-old first baseman Logan Morrison, who sported a .300 average and 10 RBIs in his first 40 at-bats, and 23-year-old hurler Ryan Tucker, who posted a 1.59 ERA and nine strikeouts in his first 11.1 innings, the Zephyrs are primed for another run at the PCL American South division title.
Regardless of the outcome of the year’s schedule, fans will experience loopy pop flies and murder-mystery plot lines at the inviting Zephyr Field. Opened in 1997, the ball-mashing abode features 10,000 chair-backed seats, tasty concession stands, and a slowly expanding black hole in shallow right field. Adult lower-level seating provides visitors with some of the best seats in the house, showcasing unobstructed views of bee-swatting construed as base-stealing hand signs and managers calling for bullpen arms with carrier pigeons.
Baseball is more American than an apple-pie mobile with a V-8 engine that runs on Bruce Springsteen’s sweat. Witness impressive acts of athleticism and dust-dispersing sprints without attempting to capture a tornado with a vacuum cleaner thanks to today’s Groupon.
Ticketmaster reviewers unanimously recommend their family-friendly Zephyrs experience, giving it an average of 4.5 stars:
- We enjoyed the game, and loved the fireworks! They were awesome! The kids thanked us for taking them to the game all the way home. – foulballcatcher Frommer’s says:
- …family fun is foremost, with various promotions and fan-participation activities, plus a pool area behind right field (rentable for groups or parties), and a general-admission grass "levee" back of center field. – Frommer's
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