Manny's Batting Cages Opens Feb. 1

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Residents of Rim country now have a place to practice their batting skills. Whether you're brushing up for the coming season or just want to vent the day's frustrations, Manny's Batting Cages will be open for operation this Saturday, Feb. 1.

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Julio Espinoza, assistant manager of Manny's Batting Cages, demonstrates how the pitching machines work. Manny's opens for business at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb 1. The batting cages are located at 1207 N. Beeline Highway.

Manual Arguello, owner, and his family, came to Payson five years ago and began the stone masonry business, Deco Stone.

"I love baseball and have been working to get this business going for the last two years," Arguello said.

According to Arguello, Manny's will be a family-run business unless demand requires him to hire additional staff.

From what Arguello hears, residents have been anticipating the opening of the cages.

"Many fans and players have been anxious for the business to open," Arguello said.

Arguello also sees it as a healthy activity for Payson's youth.

"It's sports -- there's no smoking and no alcohol," Arguello said.

Batters get 20 pitches for $1 and can choose the speed of the pitch. The best part -- you don't have to chase down the ball.

Open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week, Manny's Batting Cages, located at 1207 N. Beeline Highway, has batting cages, pool tables and even some arcade games.

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