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 no too classic, with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets to a Regina Red Sox home game in June at Currie Field (up to a $20 value). Admission for children aged 13 and younger is normally $2.
The Regina Red Sox fill their roster with the country's most promising college athletes to furnish a dominant team in the Western Major Baseball League. Coming off a 29-13 record in 2010, the wood-bat summer collegiate sluggers enter the season as the reigning East Division champions, urging fans to honour the title with standing ovations, rally caps, and foam-finger interpretive dances. Fans can applaud the prospects at any of the eight remaining June home games at Currie Field, an outdoor grass diamond fashioned with general-admission seating and traditional dugouts. During nine innings of sacrifice bunts and diving catches, guest duos can tip their autographed hats to the men in red and blue or use the overhead lights to scavenge foul balls. The community-owned non-profit franchise also celebrates the family's miniature mascots by hosting birthday parties and team windups.