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Former World Series starter Barry Zito to open for LeAnn Rimes in Chico

Barry Zito of the San Francisco Giants waves to the crowd during the San Francisco Giants World Series victory parade on October 31, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Ricardo Tovar

December 16, 2018

A big struggle for athletes after retiring is answering the question, "What now?" How can you possibly take the adrenaline and competitive itch out of yourself, when you have been competing your entire life? For former San Francisco Giant and Oakland Athletic's pitcher Barry Zito, the answer is performing...

Newcomer shortstop worth watching

Junior shortstop Casey Bennett loads up before a pitch during a game against Academy of Art. Photo credit: Lindsay Pincus

Anna Baytosh

April 5, 2016

What do you call a die-hard San Francisco Giants fan in a Wildcat baseball jersey? Junior Casey Bennett. The shortstop on the Chico State baseball team has proved his talents through his consistent defensive play and focused determination. Bennett played competitively for Capistrano Valley High...

MLB playoff race heats up

MLB playoff race heats up

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

August 31, 2015

There's nothing quite like September baseball. Dreams come true and hopes are crushed all within a month's time. As the regular season winds down, here's a closer look into some California MLB teams that are hoping to make their playoff dreams come true.San Francisco Giants: When the whole team is hea...

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...

Former Giants manager Dusty Baker visits Chico State

Former San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker, right, and mechanical engineering professor Greg Karillo discuss their mutual interest in renewable energy resources during Baker's visit to Chico State. Photo credit: Nick Martinez-Esquibel

Nick Martinez-Esquibel

March 10, 2015

Former San Francisco Giants manager Dusty Baker is trading in his baseball uniform for solar panels. Baker, who recently started a solar company, visited Chico State on Feb. 27 to learn more about alternative energy sources. He spent his time with professor Greg Kallio, who is a big supporte...

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...

Giants’ World Series trophies swing by Chico

The San Francisco Giants' World Series championship trophies on display at Aaron Ray Clark Memorial Field House in Chico on Jan. 31. Thousands of fans showed up at the event to get a glimpse of and take photos with the trophies. Photo credit: Trevor Ryan

Dariush Azmoudeh

February 6, 2015

Thousands of San Francisco Giants fans gathered at Aaron Ray Clark Memorial Field House on Jan. 31 to bask in the glory of the team’s three recent World Series trophies. The event brought out clusters of fans dressed in orange and black from around the Chico area to take part in the Giants’ World Champion...

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