The Sacramento River Cats has been a popular local sports franchise since Opening Day in 2000, the River Cats first season.
The AAA River Cats became affiliated with the San Francisco Giants in the 2015 season, a popular move with the Sacramento-area Giants fans – of which there are many. The River Cats were previously affiliated with the Oakland A’s (2000-2014).
The River Cats played the Giants in an exhibition game (the Giants won) at Raley Field in West Sacramento on March 30 – and the ballpark was packed! I was not in attendance but it sounds as if Giants/River Cats fans had a great time. If you attended the exhibition game please share your observations.
Friends and I recently attended an evening game and watched the River Cats play the Colorado Springs Sky Sox – it was a beautiful evening and very comfortable weather-wise. Best of all – the River Cats won!
I decided to spring for the $23.00 tickets (Senate section) as opposed to the $18.00 tickets (Assembly section) as my friends from out-of- town had not previously attended a River Cats game at Raley Field. We had great seats right behind home base – an angle I really enjoyed as I watched the pitcher and batters do their thing.
Also seated in that same area were a number of “scouts”, taking notes and using a radar gun to track the speed of the ball.
All of us were glad for the netting to protect us from stray balls – although quite a few balls sailed over the netting into the seating area – and into some of the box seats above us as well!
Chris Heston, who threw the 17th No Hitter in Giants history in 2015 against the New York Mets, pitched six shutout innings that evening – the best he has done this AAA season.
Attending a day or evening game of the River Cats is a great way to spend time with friends and family and I hope to catch another game or two this season.
Are you a Giants/River Cats fan?
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