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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, MLB.com.

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.