Saturday, July 03, 2010

Farm Report: Tacoma Rainiers vs. Portland Beavers

Tonight we drove down to the City of Destiny for some Rainer/Beaver Triple-A action ("AAAction"?). After grabbing some burgers at the Frisko Freeze and hitting an area Goodwill (I scored a VHS copy of Meatballs Part II, set at the fictional Camp Sasquatch), we headed over to Cheney Stadium.

This cool ballpark mural depicts Tacoma's teams through the years. Moving chronologically from left to right, we have the 1904-05 Tigers, followed by all the Pacific Coast League clubs that have called Cheney home since its 1960 opening: the Tacoma Giants, the Tacoma Cubs...

The Cubs (again, due to overlap), the Tacoma Twins, the Tacoma Yankees...

The Tacoma Tugs, the newer Tacoma Tigers, and the current Tacoma Rainers, the M's farm club since 1995...

There's also a time capsule...

And in the stands, a statue of Ben Cheney, who first brought the PCL to Tacoma, and for whom the park is named. This logo on the statue's jacket is for the Cheney Studs, explained at UniWatch...

Oh yeah, the game. The Rainers beat the Beavs 11-6 before 6,125, with a 53-minute rain delay in the third inning, and a fireworks show afterwards. Good times.

Rhubarb is stupid.

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