Baseball was officially adopted as America’s pastime in 1909, rendering the previous pastimes of egg racing and William Howard Taft–impersonation contests, or Taft-Offs, totally obsolete. Celebrate the base-stealing favorite with today’s Groupon: for $55, you get one Flex Plan pass, plus a Gigante’s Kids Club membership for the San Jose Giants' 2011 season (a $110 value). Home games are played at Municipal Stadium. The flex plan pass is good for six undated box seat tickets, which can be used in any amount at any number of games, including the stadium’s Fireworks Extravaganzas.
The San Jose Giants, a minor-league Class-A Advanced California League baseball team and an affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, have been central to the city’s slice of our national pastime for more than 60 years. Victors of the 2009 and 2010 California League Championship, the Giants look to stomp through another winning season with former pro Andy Skeels at the managerial helm. Cheer on the Giants as they gnaw on healthy bubble gum instead of troublesome tobaccy while bunting, batting, and base-stealing their way to diamond glory. Check the season schedule to plan your night of baseball. Tickets are subject to availability and should be reserved 24 hours prior to preferred game. Exact seating is determined at time of reservation.
A Gigante’s Kids Club membership bestows young baseballers with a batting cage full of benefits. Tykes enjoy a season full of the Family Fun Zone, a bouncing play area packed with inflatable events, such as skee ball, a slide, t-ball, speed pitch, a batting cage, and a bounce house, which simulates the conditions of living on the moon. While admission is free, the kids' club membership allows kids to participate in the games for free. Younglings also receive a membership certificate, a Kids Club gift and an invitation to Gigante's big birthday party.