Without the minors, major-league baseball would run out of players and sad songs would all sound like marching-band tunes. Cheer on today's youth and tomorrow's pros with today's Groupon: for $59, you get five reserved-seat tickets (a $60 value in advance, $70 at the door), five Intel Club passes (a $50 value), and five parking passes (a $25 value) for any remaining 2011 Thursday-night Round Rock Express home game (up to a $145 total value).
A Triple-A affiliate of the 2010 American League Champion Texas Rangers, Round Rock Express players bat, slide, steal, and knock spherical things out of The Dell Diamond. Managed by former Rangers' outfielder Bobby Jones, the team receives its silent hand signals and coaching from former major-league player Spike Owen, pitching coach Terry Clark, and star of Major League: Back to the Minors Scott Bakula. Watch this squad of dynamos take on their bat-swinging foes, and catch air-conditioned respites in the chic, WiFi-enabled Intel Club during slow innings, rain delays, or catastrophic nacho spills.
Because tomorrow's major-league baseball stars emerge from minor-league dark matter, catching a Round Rock Express game today is like seeing into the future, only without seeing far enough to witness terrifying robot insurrections. Additionally, every Thursday-night game at Dell Diamond is part of the team's Thirsty Thursday promotion, which includes $1 sodas for all, half-off beers for some, and free haircuts for none. Invite four presently significant people and live with them in the moment as you enjoy five seats at a single Round Rock Express game, or invite no people at all and fly solo at five separate games. Check out the online schedule for available home games.