Much like the New Deal, free refills, and ownership of the moon, baseball helped make America the great nation it is today. Salute our national pastime with today’s Groupon: for $30, you get three 30-minute batting-cage sessions at San Clemente Sports (a $60 value).
At San Clemente Sports, athletes peruse an extensive selection of name-brand gloves, bats, and other sports gear, then practice their skills at the store’s onsite batting cages. During 30-minute batting-cage sessions, professional-grade Home Plate and Iron Mike pitching machines aim at strike zones as batters learn to differentiate between a fastball and a bag of peanuts whizzing by at high speed. Lighted cages allow customers to bat after dark or utilize a switch-flipping friend’s help to create an entertaining strobe effect. Though not included in today’s Groupon, the store also offers instructional programs for Little League players every Thursday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., at a cost of $25 per person.