Bring on the peanuts and Cracker Jack; baseball season is in full swing and for small sluggers it’s the most wonderful time of the year (sorry, Santa!). If your little leaguer can’t go to every game or even see them on TV (grrrrr), we’ve struck upon loads of ways to get into the spirit of LA baseball. From Friday night fireworks to baseball inspired treats, flip through to find ways to keep everyone entertained past the 7th inning stretch.

Root for the *Other* Home Team

While Dodgers Stadium is the obvious choice for watching a live baseball game there are other options. The Quakes are the beloved Dodgers farm team that plays at Loan Mart Stadium in Rancho Cucamonga. Here you can watch big league hopefuls and recovering pros up close (along with the entertaining Quakes mascot, Tremor the Rallysaurus). There truly isn’t a bad seat in the house in this stadium and you can enjoy sitting just behind home plate without breaking the bank. Tickets range from $10-20. The stadium even has a fun zone where your antsy baseball fans can get out some wiggles. The kids can jump in a bounce house, hit off of a tee or practice their pitching skills and you can still enjoy the game while supervising. Plus check their websitefor special events like Saturday Night Fireworks and Friday $1 Family Feasts!

Loan Mart Stadium
8408 Rochester Ave.
Rancho Cucamonga

photo: Pyro Spectaculars by Souza

So, how do you like your baseball? Playing, watching, or just the food?

—LeTania Kirkland Smith