FanPost

AZ Rookie League Games


I can't believe I have never attended a AZRL game before. A friend and I showed up at Salt River Fieldsat about 6:30 to watch our young guys take on the AZRL Royals. It was the definition of FREE BASEBALL! Parking and admission were both free. We walked in and sat down on the first row. (Technically, the only row. The game was played on the "B" field.) Royals and D'Backs players milled around, waiting for the game to start. Most of them were nice and chatted with fans while they waited. I got up to ask one the D'Backs coming from the locker room if there was a water fountain and it turned out to be Mark Grace! A few minutes later Miguel Montero walked by. (He was the DH for the game while he is rehabbing his back.)

Img_20130817_185218_medium

via i960.photobucket.com

It was a great night. Many of the players on our team are young Latinos and they were hooting and chirping the whole game. The weather was beautiful.

Img_20130817_192617_medium

via i960.photobucket.com

The D'Backs rookies lost the lead in the 8th, but came back to win the game in the bottom of the ninth. The throw to the plate for the winning run sailed wide and stopped at the chain link fence right in front of us. I pulled the fencing out and grabbed the ball for an awesome souvenir.

If you like baseball and free stuff the Arizona Rookie League is the place to be. If you plan on going here's a couple things you should know:

  1. There are no vendors or water fountains so make sure you bring drinks and snacks with you. Coolers are allowed.
  2. Seating is extremely limited if they are playing on the back field so you may want to bring a folding chair or get there early.
  3. They don't have names on their jerseys. If you want to cheer them on I would print out a roster before hand.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join AZ Snake Pit

You must be a member of AZ Snake Pit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at AZ Snake Pit. You should read them.

Join AZ Snake Pit

You must be a member of AZ Snake Pit to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at AZ Snake Pit. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker