To maintain its title as America’s favorite pastime, baseball has had to fend off the likes of milkshake-chugging contests and high-speed Internet installation. Defend tradition with today’s Groupon: for $19, you get one 300-level ticket to see the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees play the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs on Friday, May 20, at 6:35 p.m. at PNC Field in Moosic; this Groupon also includes a hot dog, a soft drink, and a limited-edition T-shirt and cap (a $45 total value).
Cheer on the first-place Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees, the New York Yankees' Triple-A affiliate and mahjong partners, as they seek to trounce their in-state rivals, the Lehigh Valley Ironpigs. The Yankees get their run support from catcher Jesus Montero, currently batting .327, and incisive pitching from right-hander David Phelps—whose fastball has been known to punch small holes into the space-time continuum—helping him maintain a miniscule 3.19 ERA through 42 innings pitched. Ballgame attendees wash down their hot dog with a 22-ounce Pepsi product (a $6 value) while sporting a new, limited-edition SWBY Yankees T-shirt (an $11 value) and cap (an $18 value) with which to catch foul balls or small meteors from 300-level seats (a $10 value). Stick around after the last out has been recorded for a dazzling postgame display of fireworks.