Baseball, America's pastime, is like America itself: green and grassy, governed by rules and order, and populated by large men wielding heavy clubs. Today's Groupon treats you and three others to the sport of summer: for $10, you get four club-level tickets (a $28 value) to see the Orange County Flyers take on any intruder of their home turf at Goodwin Field in Fullerton. These tickets must be redeemed for one single home game at any point this season, including playoff games, if and when the Flyers make it. Check the schedule for upcoming home games, then call ahead at least 48 hours in advance to reserve seats.
Currently hovering around second place in the Golden Baseball League's south division rankings, the Flyers roster boasts two of the league's top hitters: Jimmy Rohan and Tyler Keeble, both of whom are batting over .400 after 13 games. By coupling their power-hitting pulchritude with Manny Ayala's wormhole-producing fastballs and World Series winner Byung-Hyun Kim's cybernetic rocket arm, Orange County's finest are pining to unseat the Yuma Scorpions, who have dominated the division so far this season. Beyond that, the Flyers hope to repeat the magic of their 2008 season, when the team won the GBL Championship Series and got to hold Marissa Dulgar's hand while staring at the stars from her parents' porch swing.
The Orange County Flyers is one of the founding teams in the Golden Baseball League, an independent professional league with teams in the western United States, Canada, and Mexico that feature both MLB veterans and young stars-in-the-making. Many players—like Flyers outfielder Ben Johnson, who was recently signed by the Detroit Tigers—eventually ascend to the majors, surrounded by a choir of singing Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. This mixture of experience and exuberance makes for exciting game play at the independent-baseball-league level. And there's no better place to soak in the competition than Goodwin Field. The intimate, 3,500-capacity park's close-proximity-to-the-field action means there's not a bad seat in the house, except for the stocks where team mascot Coal Train holds ruffians who threaten to ruin the good, clean, family-friendly fun.
2556 E Yorba Linda Ave.
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