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El Paso Chihuahuas

Keeping Cool With Chico

Anyone on mascot duty on a hot summer day knows the challenges in keeping one’s privates fresh despite the conditions. Here’s an amusing video featuring Chico, mascot for the El Paso Chihuahuas (Class AAA; Pacific Coast League) attempting to cool down when temperatures approach 120 degrees. (more…)

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Obstacles to new ballparks in California: not as bleak as expected

When Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law abolishing California’s redevelopment agencies, many in baseball assumed public financing of ballparks was a thing of the past. Turns out the news may not be so terrible — but the circumstances are still troublesome. Tax-increment financing is a tried-and-true economic-development tool, and it’s occasionally used to build ballparks. […]

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Nettleton Stadium / Chico State Wildcats / Chico Outlaws

Nettleton Stadium opened in 1997, replacing Roy Bohler Field (named after the team’s original coach from 1947-63) on the same location. FAST FACTS Year Opened: 1997 Capacity: 4,200 Dimensions: 330L, 375LC, 405C, 375RC, 330R Website: 530.898.6333 (Chico State), 530.345.3210 (Outlaws)Conference: California Collegiate Athletic AssociationPlaying Surface: GrassText/Photos by: John MoistDirections/Parking: Chico is located in north-central […]

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