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 $62, you get a one-hour private baseball lesson from Western Connecticut Baseball Academy (a $125 value), located at The Newtown Youth Academy.
Western Connecticut Baseball Academy trains players of all ages in the multi-faceted art of America’s pastime, unlocking latent abilities with training ranging from introductions to the game to the advanced nuances of the stitched sphere. Instructors with experience playing and coaching at both college and professional levels convert fumbling gloves into play-making mitts; hungry bats into well-fed bashers; and erratic pitches into sharpshooting strikes. Courses unfold across the Newtown Youth Academy’s 86,000 square feet of well-manicured outdoor fields, climate-controlled indoor fields, and metric hitting and pitching tunnels. Silver LEED certified, the complex boasts environmentally safe and sustainable accouterments, including recycled building materials, water-conserving bathrooms, and power generated by collectors chasing Ken Griffey Jr. rookie cards around never-ending hamster wheels.