Rancho Cucamonga Quakes – August 29, 2013

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes vs. High Desert Mavericks - 08/29/13

After our first minor league baseball game at Storm Stadium a few months ago, I learned that the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes franchise is the Class A Advanced minor league team of the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Dodgertown - Rancho Cucamonga

My youngest son is a huge Dodgers fan, so we went to our first Quakes game a few days ago. The game was a lot of fun. The Quakes beat the High Desert Mavericks 7-5, and because the Quakes scored 7 runs, we got free tacos from Jack in the Box.

Quakes get seven runs, we get tacos! - 08/27/13

After the game, I “liked” the Quakes on Facebook, and found out that Matt Kemp would be the designated hitter on Thursday, 08/29/13. I bought tickets for that game too.

Matt Kemp (0 for 5) and the Quakes (14-3 loss to the High Desert Mavericks) didn’t have a great time last night, but we did.

Matt Kemp's first at-bat for the Quakes on 08/29/13Matt Kemp's first at-bat for the Quakes on 08/29/13 - ground outMatt Kemp running back to the dugout after grounding out - 08/29/13Matt Kemp batting DH for the QuakesFreddie Cabrera on the moundA little dessert

Minor league games are a lot of fun… easy parking, smaller crowds, less expensive tickets, great baseball and a lot of promotions and entertainment for the family. When I took my son to a Dodgers game a few weeks ago, it probably took about an hour to get out of Dodger stadium after the game. I doubt that it takes us more than 10 minutes to get from our seats to the street after a minor league game.

Besides, where else can you see a Rallysaurus dance to YMCA and get free tacos if your team scores 7 runs?

Tremor, the Rallysaurus, and a friend dancing to YMCA - 08/27/13

We are now Quakes fans. Go Quakes!

You can find information on the following Southern California Class A Advanced teams on the website:

High Desert Mavericks (Seattle Mariners)
Inland Empire 66ers (Los Angeles Angels)
Lake Elsinore Storm (San Diego Padres)
Lancaster JetHawks (Houston Astros)
Rancho Cucamonga Quakes (Los Angeles Dodgers)

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