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 $5, you get one general-admission ticket to any San Jose Giants 2010 home game (a $10 value). Home games are played at Municipal Stadium. Check the season schedule to plan your night of baseball; tickets are subject to availability.
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 the past 60 years. Still basking in the 108-stitched glow of their 2009 victory in the California League championship, the Giants look to stomp through another winning season, with former major-leaguer Brian Harper 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. This Groupon is good for regular-season or playoff games, so fans can show up for any of the August and September bouts or hitch their star to the fair-weather bandwagon come post-season time.
Former San Jose Giants players who have gone on to big-league prestige include pitchers such as Tim Lincecum, Pablo Sandoval, and Buster Posey. See tomorrow's stars—formerly yesterday's children—today, all while enjoying the sound of mustard being applied to hot dogs and the smell of batting gloves being strapped into place with a San Jose Giants baseball game. Fans born with foam fingers are welcome.
More than 60 Yelpers give the San Jose Giants a 4.5-star average.
- Overall if you want to see some young talent and take in a nice game, go to see some San Jose Giants baseball. – Sean D.
- Comfortable seats and good sight lines. An intimate little stadium where you can get close to the field and enjoy good food Turkey Mikes BBQ. – Patrick B.
- In all seriousness, I have taken several friends to their first San Jose Giants game (both fans and non-fans of baseball), and they have all asked me when we're going to the next one. – Ramon V.