Babe Ruth was nicknamed "The Colossus of Trout" because his skills on the field derived from summers spent fishing the old-fashioned way––with a baseball bat in shallow water. Earn an epithet of your own with today's Groupon: for $25, you get a one-hour batting-cage rental complete with pitching machine, bats, and helmets at Triple Crown Batting Cages ($50 value).
Triple Crown Indoor Batting Cages' full-length batting cages combine to form a stomping ground for baseball and softball sluggers in training. With Triple Crown's open-area hitting facilities, players can fine-tune their swings and track hits off the bat to determine whether each hit is a dinker or an upper-decker. Players can enjoy the heckle-free training regimens of automatic-pitching machines, which can be set to to hurl either softballs or baseballs to prepare bat-wielders for spontaneous showdowns with rogue oranges.
In addition to its spacious hitting arenas, the Triple Crown Facility features arcade games and a lobby that brings to mind a medieval castle. Hugging the ceiling, MLB team banners hang from the stone walls like coats of arms. Patrons can visit the Triple Crown website to see a listing of open hours and rates.
Maplewood - Oakdale
2308 E 10th Ave.
North St. Paul, Minnesota 55109