Back when he was a kid, Max Newman and his baseball-obsessed friends were always faced with the challenge of finding a place to go practice their swing, as San Francisco proper didn't have any batting cages available to anyone other than the pros down at the 'Stick and then AT&T Park. Sure, there are cages on Treasure Island, but that required a car unless you wanted to haul your gear onto a Muni bus. Shoot forward to today and Newman and and two friends have teamed up and opened Batter's Box SF, a 2,000 square foot facility in the Presidio across from Crissy Field. The space has two baseball and one softball cage. It's also got a real rarity: an 8x8 projector screen that looks like you're hitting off of a real pitcher. Demand is high for batting cages in the city, so we're sure slots will fill up quickly during regular business hours. "I want to share my love and passion for the game with the youth of the Bay Area," Newman told us over email. "It brought me the best memories of my life and I want to help create those same moments for others."
· Batter's Box SF [Official website]