Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Dodgers to face Single-A team in exhibition
By Mark Saxon
As meaningless games go, the Dodgers have some pretty cool ones scheduled for March. Leading the list is their March 6 game in Arizona against the Mexican World Baseball Classic team.
Second is this: Wednesday they announced they'll take on their Class-A team in Rancho Cucamonga in a split-squad game on March 28, with Tommy Lasorda managing. The rest of the team will be playing the Angels in Anaheim.
The game is at 6:05 p.m. at The Epicenter in Rancho Cucamonga.
“This is an amazing opportunity to showcase our partnership with the Los Angeles Dodgers,” Quakes general manager Grant Riddle said in a statement.
In the announcement, the Dodgers said that tickets for the event are only available right now to Quakes season-ticket holders.
It's too early to tell which Dodgers players will make the trip to Rancho. Typically, front-line players play sparingly -- if at all -- in the final few exhibition games. It might come down to whether they'd rather drive 40 miles east or 30 miles south.