Like street-strewn banana peels, home plate is only useful when it's stepped on. Keep score of steps with today's Groupon: for $8, you get two reserved-seat tickets to a Washington Wild Things baseball game (a $16 value) at Consol Energy Park. Choose between two games:
- Against Traverse City Beach Bums on Thursday, May 26 at 6:35 p.m.
- Against Southern Illinois Miners on Thursday, June 9 at 6:35 p.m.
The Washington Wild Things have their sights set on rewarding manager Darin Everson with a successful campaign while exciting fans with the hard-hitting action of Frontier League baseball. Cheer as veteran Chris Sidick and newly acquired pitcher Justin Hall lead the on-field platoon in hit and runs, eye-popping triple plays, and choreographed home-run celebrations. The May 26 contest encourages fans to cheer against the Traverse City Beach Bums, and elicit the colors of bumblebees in honor of Steelers Night. The June 9 game amuses fans with country night, which transforms the cozy confines of Consol Energy Park into a country-themed baseball bonanza to stymie the Southern Illinois Miners with a slew of twang-filled guitar riffs. Because both ballgames tee off on Thursday nights, attendees of each can imbibe on soft drinks and beers for only $1 apiece.
Washington Wild Things
In 2001, Washington County faced a dilemma. A new baseball park was under construction just off I-70, but the field had no team to call it home. Rather than let unemployed mascots set up circus tents in the outfield, a group of local business owners purchased the Ohio-based Canton Crocodiles and moved the franchise to Pennsylvania. Months later, the Washington Wild Things inaugurated the new stadium with a dazzling bit of irony, losing their first-ever game against the very team that replaced the Crocodiles in Canton.
Nevertheless, the Wild Things finished the 2002 season in grand fashion, setting a league record for wins and claiming first place in the Frontier League's powerful East Division, and the team went on to make six straight playoff appearances from 2002–2007. Throughout its history, the Wild Things have featured a number of future and former big-leaguers, and its roster regularly includes Pittsburgh natives, who grew up practicing their swings with steel girders.
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