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Doin Discounts: FREE Edition!

So you probably know by now that we not only love sports, but we also love passing along discounted tickets and merchandise to our readers. Well here’s one that might top them all. We’re not just offering discounted tickets, this time they’re FREE! That’s right, Doin Work has teamed up with the Sacramento River Cats to offer two free tickets to the Saturday, April 17th game against the Reno Aces. This is a great opportunity to check out some of the future stars of the Oakland Athletics and the Arizona Diamondbacks. Top prospects Chris Carter and Michael Taylor are among the players expected to begin the season in AAA. If you hail from the Sacramento area, don’t miss out on this chance to score two $15-20 seats for free. Hell, even if you live a couple hours away, what better reason to take a road trip to the capital of California for some baseball? There’s plenty of lodging options near the stadium, including dirt cheap motels that won’t hurt the budget. No word on whether prostitutes are included in the room rate, but either way it’s worth checking out. Here’s the official info….

The River Cats management has given me a limited number to tickets to give away to my friends—and complete strangers—to introduce the River Cats to people who didn’t attend a game last year. The tickets are for the 7:05 p.m. game against the Reno Aces on Saturday, April 17. The game will be followed by a terrific fireworks show.

To get your two complimentary tickets, please click here, and enter the password: matchr . This offer is good through April 16th. Like death and taxes, the small fees cannot be avoided. If you know of others who haven’t been to Raley Field lately to see the River Cats, please feel free to forward this offer to them.

Please remember: A limited number of tickets—two per order—are available, first-come-first-serve, to people who are new to the River Cats and Raley Field.

Enjoy the game!

I checked it out, and the total fees come out to $4.


My First Look at Brett Wallace

The prized prospect in the Matt Holliday deal made his Raley Field debut tonight in his new hometown of Sacramento.  The River Cats wasted no time pencilling him into the cleanup spot.  He also got the start at third base, where many question whether he will stick, or eventually make the move to first base or designated hitter.  While he didn’t do anything extraordinary in the field, he didn’t make any mistakes either.  The Salt Lake Bees wasted little time testing his glove, as leadoff hitter Brad Coon hit a sharp grounder to the left of Wallace.  Wallace made a diving effort to no avail.  It wasn’t a play he should’ve made, but he didn’t exactly make a gold glove attempt.  The other balls hit to him were routine, and he fielded them cleanly and threw perfect strikes to first.  So far, so good.

At the plate, Wallace has that hitter’s presence about him.  He showed good plate discipline, while still remaining aggresive.  His first at bat resulted in a sharply hit groundout to first that would’ve been a double, say, if a runner were on first.  Problem is, the River Cats only had one runner on the entire game.  Angels’ prospect Sean O’Sullivan stole the show, throwing the first no hitter in Raley Field’s ten year history.  In his second at bat, Wallace put up a good fight, but ultimately chopped an excuse-me check swing groundout to short.  In his third and final at bat, he had shortstop Cliff Pennington on first, who drew the only walk from O’Sullivan.  Wallace, though, popped out to short center field.

All in all, it’d be foolish to draw any conclusions from one game.  Wallace was hitless, but so was the rest of the team.  As I said, though, he has a promising presence at the plate.  There’s no doubt that Wallace will hit at the big league level, and his glove was dependable enough to raise no questions at this point.

In other River Cats / A’s news, Justin Duchscherer will make a rehab appearance on Friday in Sacramento.