The Sacramento River Cats are affiliated with the Oakland Athletics. As usual we had trouble finding the ballpark. Everyone we asked directions from knew the general area, but not exactly how to get there. Parking was the most expensive so far, $6, and we had to walk 1/2 a mile to get to the two-year old, really nice stadium. Our seats were on the first base side and Temperature at game time 81 degrees. The game was really long because the pitchers were not very good. Time of game was 3 hours and 44 minutes. But the River Cats ended up winning 12-7 over the Edmonton Trappers. Trappers 7 runs, 14 hits,2 errors, River Cats 12 runs, 10 hits, 1 error. Attendance was 10,952. Dinger is the name of the mascot. The best scoreboard that we have seen so far at a minor league park was bright and easy to read. Field dimensions are right field line 325', left field 330', center field 403', right center and left center 380'. Andrea thought the restrooms were huge and Jim agrees. New Logo 2007.
Attractions
Governor's Mansion State Historic Park - features the 19th century governor's mansion. Furnishings and personal items of former governors are displayed. Last governor to reside here was Governor Reagan for about three months before Nancy declared the place was a firetrap. 45 minute guided tour only - Fee.

California State Railroad Museum - houses 21 restored locomotive and train cars--diner, passenger, and freight. Shows the importance of the Union Pacific and Southern Pacific rail yard as part of Sacramento's industry - Fee.

Sutter's Fort State Historic Park - was the first European outpost in the California interior. Established by Swiss immigrant John Sutter the fort's walls were 2.5 feet thick and 15-18 feet tall. The restored 1839 adobe fort has relics of pioneer and gold rush days - Fee.