Groupon & MLB Join Forces

Perhaps you missed this actual article a couple of weeks ago in Crain’s Chicago Business:

Groupon Inc. today announced a multiyear partnership with Major League Baseball to become the league’s official daily-deals site.

Using its GrouponLive events platform, the company will host deals from several ball clubs on tickets as well as special packages including access to batting practices, luxury box seats and clubhouse and ballpark tours. The deals will be offered on the league’s site,

Aside from Andrew Friedman’s recent use of the “Buy One Royals Prospect, Get Three Free” deal (limited quantities available), what else should we be expecting from this partnership? Your ideas in the comments, but a few of mine:

**Up to 40% off Alex Rodriguez’s 2013 season.

**$5 million for up to $20 million of pitching at R.A. Dickey’s team-friendly-2013-salary warehouse. (Terms of this deal are subject to change.)

**Buy one ticket to an A’s game, sit wherever the heck you want.

**Twenty-five Marlins for the price of… a quarter of Zach Greinke.

**Buy Josh Hamilton, get very worried.

Jeremy Blachman is the author of Anonymous Lawyer, a satirical novel that should make people who didn't go to law school feel good about their life choices. Read more at McSweeney's or elsewhere. He likes e-mail.

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9 years ago

AM I old because I remember when “access to batting practice” wasn’t a premium item? I don’t mean going on the field, just that your home town heroes would take BP after the gates opened instead of before so my dad could get us there early and we would get to watch from our seats.