Nothing says summer like rooting for the home team! Whether you’re looking to watch the pros hit a homer or catch the up and comers honing their skills in the outfield, there are plenty of diamonds to catch a game. Batter up!

Slather on the sunscreen and head out to Dodger Stadium to catch a game with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Peanuts, popcorn and Dodger Dogs are the name of the game while watching your favorite players as they take on their opponents. With more than 50 games to play, you’re sure to find a day that fits your schedule.

Not a National League fan? Then head down to Orange County to the home of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Catch Kendrick in action as he tries to keep the Angels on a winning streak.

The Inland Empire 66ers play at Arrowhead Credit Union Park in San Bernardino, it’s the perfect place to spot the next Derek Jeter. Be sure to check out the special entertainment, for example, they sponsor dog days when you can bring your dog to the ballpark!

For a low key atmosphere, check out the local teams hitting in the Los Angeles Baseball League. Offering divisions based on ability and ages ranging from 18 to 45 and up, there is something for everyone. With 21 games from March to early September for each team and a variety of locations around town, it’s a homerun. Half the fun is choosing the team for which you want to cheer; maybe it’s the Sherman Oaks Stallions or the LA Colt 45s or The Mudskippers, Sherman Oaks As, or Aqua Dolce Reds. Stadium locations are throughout LA, from LA Valley College to South Pasadena High School.

And of course, don’t forget about the little leaguers. There are half a dozen or so teams playing in the Los Angeles area from Venice to Downtown. The West Los Angeles Little League tees up at a field off Sepulveda near UCLA and boasts nearly two dozen teams with ages from 5 to 18. The North Venice League offers everything from tee ball to five-pitch to major and minor teams. Other teams include the Beverly Hills League, Ladera Little League, and the Malibu Little League among many others. Some fields where the teams meet up include Santa Monica’s Clover Park, the Beverly Hills adjacent La Cienega Park, Culver Marina Field, Culver City High School, West L.A.’s Webster Middle School and Malibu’s Little League Park.

Lastly, for some plain old fun at the ballpark log onto the Los Angeles’ Department of Parks and Recreation and take a look at the adult and kids baseball league schedules. Or just mosey on down to your local diamond and see what’s happening!

—Lara Burnap