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 section D or T tickets to the Winnipeg Goldeyes versus the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks on Monday, May 30, at 7 p.m. (a $40 value).
The only Canadian team in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, the Goldeyes consistently rank among the association's best-attended franchises per average game attendance. Fifth-year manager Rick Forney guided a roster of bat-toting players to its best starting record in 15 years, including winning five in a row thanks to strong pitching, players stepping up from the bench, and motivational crowd surfing by the mascot. The Goldeyes look to continue their winning strut at home in Shaw Park, where the Winnipeg skyline frames the in-game action. Fans famished from innings of calculating pop-fly trajectories can refuel with traditional stadium fare such as hot dogs or can head to Hu's Asian Bistro on the third floor and continue watching from the patio overlooking right field.
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