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California MLB teams make final cuts, prepare for the season

AT&T Park, the home of the San Francisco Giants, on opening day 2017. Getty Images photo by Thearon W. Henderson.

Austin Schreiber

March 27, 2018

With opening day a week away, it's time to start thinking about Major League Baseball again. Spring training is wrapping up and teams are making their final roster cuts. With Chico having no professional sports team, many students and locals are fans of teams from northern or southern California,...

Spring training on spring break: 3 days, 3 games

Spring training on spring break: 3 days, 3 games

Kevin Lucena

March 28, 2015

“Lemonade, lemonade like grandma made, mmm mmm good, come and get it” said seemingly every lemonade vendor at spring training in the Cactus League in Phoenix. I remembered hearing it at a Giants game the first time I went in 2011, but this year I heard it at three different stadiums in three days. For spring bre...

Wildcats come out victorious in Capital City Clash

The Chico State baseball team plays on March 1 at Raley Field in Sacramento, where they won against Sonoma State in the Capital City Clash. Photo credit: Kevin Lucena

Kevin Lucena

March 10, 2015

Most home games for the Chico State baseball team take place at Nettleton Stadium. However, for one game in the past four seasons the 'Cats have traveled to Raley Field in Sacramento for the final game of their series with Sonoma State in the Capital City Clash. “When we were pulling up to the stadium, you can see some of the banners...

Giants, A’s fumble in efforts to shore up rosters

Giants, A's fumble in efforts to shore up rosters

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

February 14, 2015

Both the Giants and A's swung and missed this offseason. When the San Francisco Giants lost a key part of their World Series squad with the exit of third baseman Pablo Sandoval, they did little to nothing to bolster their roster in free agency. It is hard to doubt the moves of Giants' general m...

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