The Rocket City Trash Pandas are a AA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels in the Southern League. They play at Toyota Field, which was scheduled to open in 2020, but due to Covid opened in 2021. The name is a reference to both the area's association with the space industry, namely from Huntsville, and the determination and ingenuity of raccoons, which are native to the Huntsville area; "trash panda" is a slang nickname for the animal due to their facial resemblance to the panda and their tendency to dig through trash. The Trash Pandas were playing the Tennessee Smokies losing 8-4. The box score was Smokies R-8, H-10, E-1 and Trash Pandas R-4, H-11, E-2. The field lines are RF-326', CF-400', LF-326'. Another warm night with temperature at 88 degrees in 4th inning. When the visitors are at bat the scoreboard shows various movie stars and home pitcher information. They were celebrating Christmas in July as this was July 25th. The grounds crew in the top of 7th danced to Santa Claus is Coming to Town. The purchased water bottles have a Trash Panda label on them. There is a berm in right center field and a children's play area behind the berm. All seating is regular baseball park seats. They launch the T-Shirts and soft baseballs with a large sling shot. Sproket is the mascot. Both bullpens are in LF-Pandas in LCF and Opponents in LF. Suites on the 200 level. Mid-inning activity has astronauts running from left field corner to home plate. Bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th and the Trash Pandas gained a run with a walk. Batting cage on concourse level on 1st base line
U.S. SPACE AND ROCKET CENTER, One Tranquility Base just off I-565, is an exposition center featuring one of the world's largest collections of space and rocket hardware. Interactive exhibits simulate the experience of space flight, including travel aboard the Inter- national Space Station.