Baseball is America's favorite pastime, along with watching reality-television marathons, scouring online auction sites, and taking naps on beds of hot apple pies. Pass the time away from home with today's Groupon: for $10, you get a Diamond Club box ticket to the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes' opening-night game against the Eugene Emeralds on Wednesday, June 22 at 6:35 p.m. at Keizer's Volcanoes Stadium (a $20 value).
Led by 2009 Northwest League Championship-winning manager Tom Trebelhorn, the Volcanoes have shaken awake their pitching, batting, and catching muscles and plan to explode on their opponents during the 2011 season. The Volcanoes are a Class-A affiliate of the 2010 World Series champion San Francisco Giants, with seven former Volcanoes having played in last year's championship games, including Pablo Sandoval, Sergio Romo, National League Rookie of the Year Buster Posey, and two-time Cy Young Award-winner Tim Lincecum. This Groupon is good for one ticket to Diamond Club lower-box-level seating and admission to the climate-controlled VIP Diamond Club, which resides directly behind home plate for convenient psyching-out of the opposing team through philosophical Cartesian debates while they wait in the on-deck circle.
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