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 and shallow water. Earn an epithet of your own with today's Groupon: for $10, you get two tickets for 200-level grandstand seats and two $5 food vouchers to a Visalia Rawhide home game on any Saturday during the season's schedule (a $30 value). In addition, Groupon customers will receive two Kids Area vouchers (a $4 value).
As the Advanced-A minor-league affiliate for the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Visalia Rawhide caters to baseball buffs with professional bat-cracking action and advance screenings of future big-league stars. This year the team celebrates 65 years of play at the recently renovated Recreation Park, an intimate stadium of spherical slinging where fans sit so close to the field that they can call pitches and notice subtle interventions from celestial outfielders. When the players’ endless running, throwing, and sunflower noshing inspires spectators' stomachs to hunger, the park’s three concession stands offer satiation with a bevy of ballpark eats.
Kids tired of simply contemplating Newton's laws of motion and Einstein's theory of sacrifice bunting can put these scientific theories to the test on the Wiffle-ball field in the Kids Area, which also boasts a speed-pitch activity (for an additional fee) and inflatable games.