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 to The Batter's Box in Pleasant Hill. Choose between two options:
- For $20, you get a one-hour practice-tunnel weekend rental (a $40 value).
- For $30, you get a 50-token batting-cage punch card (up to a $75 value).
The Batter’s Box chucks game-speed fastballs at bat-brandishing plate guardians hoping to polish swings in one of six batting cages or three practice tunnels. A 50-token batting-cage punch card is good for 1,000 pitches, which is the exact number of warm-up throws Nolan Ryan took before each inning. If you opt to rent out a batting tunnel, complete with a hand-fed pitching machine and screens, you can hack away at your own pace. The Batter’s Box is an indoor facility, which circumvents bad weather and the threat of animal attacks.
The Batter's Box
An indoor baseball, softball, and soccer training facility, The Batter's Box provides athletes of all ages a year-round spot to improve their skills. Balls and bats clack at nine different baseball and softball areas—including six automated batting cages and a bullpen tunnel—where pitchers practice throwing from the stretch and learn what it takes to not be a belly itcher. Under the same roof, a 5,000-square-foot oasis of AstroTurf sprawls before soccer players, and professional instructors dish out coaching tips to individuals or groups during lessons.
1300 Metro East Dr.
Pleasant Hill, Iowa 50327Get Directions