The pride and joy of the Tacoma baseball scene, the Tacoma Rainiers, announced this week it will host the 2017 Triple-A All-Star game at Cheney Stadium in July.
“For the Rainiers to have won the bid to host the 2017 Triple-A All-Star Game is strong testimony to the standing of this franchise and underscores the credibility that the ownership and staff have earned across the sport,” Pacific Coast League President Branch Rickey said. “With such significant improvements having been made to Cheney Stadium, the International League and the Pacific Coast League are eager to hold one of their marquee events in Tacoma in 2017.”
Former Triple-A All-Star game MVP’s Matt Harvey (New York Mets) and Andrew McCutchen (Pittsburgh Pirates) have gone on to make a name at the highest level and that is what makes the All-Star game so special for fans and players alike.
The city of Tacoma, fans of the Rainiers or even fans of baseball get the opportunity to see future stars at their earliest stage perform at a high level. Wouldn’t you like the opportunity a few years from now to say “Wow I saw that person play when he was in the Triple-A?”
Plus, Rainiers fans will be able to most likely see their hometown favorites play in the game. With the Rainiers first in the Pacific Northern Division, they are likely to have at least a few players enter the All-Star game. Possible candidates are right fielder Stefen Romero, pitcher Adrian Sampson and 2014’s All-Star player of the game, shortstop Chris Taylor.
It is a great opportunity for Tacoma to get a piece of the baseball pie and some recognition from the baseball community. Currently, the Rainiers are 34-24 on the season in the Pacific Coast League (PCL).
You can buy your All-Star Fast Pass now which includes a 2017 All-Star game ticket, home run derby ticket, five Rainiers 2016 game tickets and priority access for 2017 season tickets for $125. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.