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 not too classic, with today's Groupon: for $12, you get a family four-pack of general-admission tickets to a San Angelo Colts opening-weekend game at Foster Field (a $24 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Wednesday, May 25 at 7:05 p.m.
- Thursday, May 26 at 7:05 p.m.
- Friday, May 27 at 7:05 p.m.
- Saturday, May 28 at 7:05 p.m.
Fresh off being named The 2010 United League Baseball Franchise of the Year, the San Angelo Colts open the gates to Foster Field for a four-game face-off with expanded North American League opponent, the McAllen Thunder. Opening-day attendees will be treated to a fireworks spectacular and T-shirt giveaway, and the magnetic schedules handed out during the May 27 matchup are guaranteed to keep absent-minded pitching machines up-to-date throughout the season. Visitors to Foster Field can view the ballgames in real-life 3-D or gaze at the scoreboard—added last year—to soak up the digital likenesses of recent additions such as Danny Hernandez, who played for the Cincinnati Reds organization.
The San Angelo Colts run promotions at many home games. The first 1,000 fans at the May 25 opening night festivities receive a free t-shirt, while the May 26 game falls on Thirsty Thursday, garnering $1 beers for all of-age visitors. The first 1,000 fans at the May 27 game will receive schedules to affix to a magnetic surface of their choice, and the first 1,000 to the May 28 game will get a San Angelo Colts window sticker.