Got the Dodger Blues? Give the Quakes a Shake

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Rancho Cucamonga Quakes mascot, Tremor the Rallysaurus, plays with fans at LoanMart field in Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday May 3. Photo Credit: Hernandez Coke/SAC.Media

Sometimes, the games that are the most fun to attend are the ones that you don’t care about.

For a purely enjoyable baseball outing that won’t break the bank or your heart, Minor League Baseball is a great option. While teams play to win, Minor League baseball is less about winning games and more about developing players.

The Rancho Cucamonga Quakes –Dodgers Class A Advanced California League team–play nearby, and the tickets and food are far more affordable than an MLB game. Of course, it’s different from the big league experience, but it’s another way to enjoy the sport and a great way to spend time with friends and family.

Watching the Quakes can ease the pain while the Dodgers are on the skids. It’s like investing in the future. Over the past few years, a lot of current Dodger stars have been Quakes, including Cody Bellinger, Yasiel Puig, Cory Seager and Walker Buehler. It’s also not unusual for big leaguers to play a few games here when coming back from injuries.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes took on the Modesto Nuts at LoanMart Field on Thursday, May 3. Photo Credit: Hernandez Coke/SAC.Media

Purchased in advance, most Quakes tickets are $10 to $13, plus fees–less than parking at Dodger Stadium. Ticket prices go up a couple dollars on game day. The park is clean, comfortable and there’s not a bad seat in the house. Parking at LoanMart Field is only $5.

“We didn’t invent any of this stuff,” Grant Little said. Little, vice president and general manager of the Quakes, is energetic, affable and constantly smiling as he makes the rounds on game night. He describes their affordable family entertainment has part circus part baseball game.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Vice President and General Manager, Grant Riddle said they focus providing an affordable night of entertainment at LoanMart Field on Thursday, May 3. Photo Credit: Hernandez Coke/SAC.Media

Most Tuesdays are Healthy RC Recycle Tuesdays. Bring 10 recyclable bottles or cans for a free ticket in the club section. After most Saturday games, there are fireworks. There are many other promotions and giveaways throughout the season.

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Vice President and General Manager, Grant Riddle, at LoanMart Field on Thursday, May 3. Photo Credit: Hernandez Coke/SAC.Media