About Last Night: Visalia Rawhide, August 5, 2016

This season, when I’m on the road, I’ll write a quick blog post about each Minor League ballpark that I visit. Then, when I return home, I’ll provide the multifaceted blog coverage that you have come to know and perhaps even love. On Friday night I visited Visalia, California, the fifth stop on my sprawling 10-team California-Nevada-Idaho-Washington road trip.

August 4: Visalia Rawhide (Class A Advanced affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks)

Opponent: Inland Empire 66ers, 7:00 p.m.

Recreation Park, from the outside: 

IMG_0214Recreation Park, from within: 

IMG_2405Culinary Creation: Spicy Corn Nugget, an inside look.

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Ballpark Characters: Rawhide general manager Jennifer Pendergraft with her two and half week-old son, Maverick.

IMG_2399At Random: Team history painted on a slab of gunite that forms the base of the grandstand.

IMG_2394Your Grounbreaking and Subversive Ballpark Joke of the Day: 

Up Next: 

August 6: Las Vegas 51s (vs. Fresno, 7:05 p.m.)

August 8: Reno Aces (vs. Salt Lake, 7:05 p.m.)

August 10: Boise Hawks (vs. Hillsboro, 7:15 p.m.)

August 11: Tri-City Dust Devils (vs. Spokane, 7:15 p.m.)

August 12: Spokane Indians (vs. Eugene, 6:30 p.m.)

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2 Comments

Dear Benjamin,

Thank you for travelling out to the West, my part of the country. I live close enough to Dodger Stadium to go to a game every night. except I don’t like the impersonal feeling there.i love the minor league parks. The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes have been my favorite team for several years. Have been to all the MiLB ballparks in Southern California. I am a retired high school teacher and loved watching the hs baseball team practice. It is all about the love of the game. i truly enjoy your writings and the photos . Thank you

Loretta Hultman .

Thank you for the comment, Loretta, and for reading my posts and articles. I really appreciate it, and I really enjoy being in this part of the country. Stay tuned for much more from Northern California.

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