Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics have not had all that much to celebrate in recent memory. But those pursuing apartments in West Sacramento will have reason to cheer as the Sacramento River Cats, the Athletics' minor league affiliate, have decided to continue playing games in the buzzing area, according to the Sacramento Bee.
The team, which plays in the competitive Pacific Coast League, has been treating crowds at Raley Field since 2000. Billy Beane, the famed general manager of the Oakland Athletics has previously cited a top-rate stadium in Raley Field, a close proximity to California's Bay Area and a loyal fan base as reasons to continue bringing minor league baseball to the the region. A recent deal guarantees that the River Cats will be playing ball for Sacramento
's faithful through the 2014 season, says the Bee, and makes West Sacramento apartments appealing to those can't get enough peanuts and crackerjacks.
River Cats players and those with apartments in West Sacramento have proven that this team is not an average AAA baseball club. The team led all minor league baseball teams in attendance between 2000 and 2009, and ranked second in 2010. In addition, the Cats have won nine division titles and four Pacific Coast League championships.
Some of today's top Major League talents have enchanted crowds the area with the team, including, Barry Zito, Nick Swisher, Ryan Ludwick and Kurt Suzuki. Residents who rent West Sacramento apartments have been able to get to know these players up-close.
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