By June 1, 2016 Read More →


By Leia Johnson
“Get the American Baseball experience in your very own hometown!”.

My good friend Jairus Lovell recently got a job with the Modesto Nuts and is super excited for this summer. When asked what age group he recommends to go to games, he says “Families, teens, kids, grandparents and anyone who wants to have a classic American night”. Modesto is extremely fortunate to have our own baseball team and stadium. I’m sure that everyone has a fond memory from John Thurman Field. In 2008, I got to “meet” my favorite book character, Junie B. Jones.

The Nuts are always hosting family events throughout the year. Saturday, June 11th is ‘Princess Night’, including a meet and greet with princesses followed by a firework show. Saturday, June 18th, go check out the car show during their ‘Graffiti Night’, supporting a classic Modesto tradition. Even if an event isn’t taking place, there are plenty of kid-friendly activities going on. Between the bouncy house, mini playground/field, shaved ice, and the amazing mascots, you can rest assured that your children will be happily occupied. A youth-favorite is running around the bases after the game has ended; this can be done after every game so don’t miss a cool opportunity.

Despite the numerous events, we cannot lose sight of the main reason we go out to the ball game! Our awesome Nuts! After reading up on the history of John Thurman Field, I learned that a ton of great coaches and players emerged from their program. The stadium has been around since 1955, and with our community’s support, will hopefully stay around forever. These great experiences truly reside with our youth so let’s keep this family tradition alive!

My songs of the summer are Under Control by The Strokes, Africa by Toto and Island in the Sun by Weezer. Send me your favorite summer songs at<>. Also, congrats to all of the graduates, I hope everyone stays in Modesto long enough to participate in the graffiti fun this summer! Happy June!



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