Baseball is even more American than when John Wayne and Johnny Cash shoot fireworks at John Glenn's personal red, white, and blue spacecraft. Indulge in the national pastime with today's Groupon: for $10, you get four tickets to a Rockford Foresters baseball game (up to a $24 value). Choose from the following games against the Will County CrackerJacks:
• Friday, July 15 at 7 p.m.
• Saturday, July 16 at 6 p.m.
• Sunday, July 17 at 4 p.m.
Competitors in the nascent Midwest Collegiate League, the Rockford Foresters expertly wielded their wooden bats to win the league's first-ever championship in 2010. Today's Groupon lets you and three friends cheer Rockford toward a second title from four baseline seats at Marinelli Field, where spectators are ideally positioned to catch long foul balls and save windswept base coaches from drifting into the stratosphere. The intimate 2,125-seat park grants fans a close-up look at collegiate-level competitors as they pirouette to turn tricky double plays or plié to relieve jock-strap discomfort. All tickets must be used for admission to the same game, but may be subsequently framed, discarded, or eaten.