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: for $20, you get four box-seat tickets to a Wilmington Blue Rocks home game at Frawley Stadium (up to a $40 value). Choose between the following opponents:
- Against Potomac Nationals on Saturday, April 16 at 6:05 p.m. or Sunday, April 17 at 1:35 p.m. (opening weekend).
- Against Lynchburg Hillcats on Tuesday, May 3 at 6:35 p.m. or Wednesday, May 4 at 6:35 p.m.
The Wilmington Blue Rocks, the Class A Advanced affiliate of Major League Baseball's Kansas City Royals, dazzle Delaware's baseball devotees with fierce pitching battles, highlight-reel-worthy homers, and a family-friendly atmosphere. The Blue Rocks have looked strong in spring trainingand look to capitalize on their stellar start and muscular mien during their opening series against the Washington Nationals–affiliated Potomac Nationals and Atlanta Braves farm squad Lynchburg Hillcats. Each Minor League game, like independent films and road trips to foreign nebulas, offers fans the chance to see stars in the making; look toward the field and score card to take tabs on a budding Ernie Banks or late-blooming Tim Lincecum manning the field.
The Blue Rocks' Frawley Stadium is home to a family-first atmosphere—featuring the recently revamped, kid-friendly mascot Rocky Bluewinkle—and its open design and minimalist 6,532 seating capacity ensure excellent views of both the on-field swinging action and off-field parallel-parking mistakes. Purchasers of today's Groupon have their choice of the best available box seating, which offer up-close views of the unfolding contest.
Wilmington Blue Rocks
As the Class A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals—and as four-time Carolina League champions—the Blue Rocks represent one of the most successful traditions in all of Minor League Baseball. Continuing to build upon a franchise history that stretches back to the 1940s, Wilmington has served as a launching pad for more than 100 big leaguers since 1993. As the squad of rising stars kicks up dust with diving stops and gritty slides, the 7-foot mascot Rocky Bluewinkle roams through the seats passing out fist bumps and lecturing youngsters on the pros and cons of having antlers.