So, Where is Evans Diamond?

May 25, 2008

For the last 7 years I’ve lived in the Bay Area. During that time I’ve attended every home football game and quite a few hoops games. But, not once had I taken the time to go to a Cal baseball game.

Friday, as I was sitting in my apartment around 1:30PM and eating breakfast, I decided it was time to find out where the Bears play baseball. Honestly, I has no idea where the field was.

I parked in front of RSF and walked past Edwards Field, then around the campus perimeter in search of Evans Diamond. Finally, after asking a couple security guards and some UCLA fans, I was pointed in the right direction.

Admittedly, I am pretty impressed with the setup. While the atmosphere is somewhere between Single A baseball and Babe Ruth League, the diamond and the surroundings are not that bad. I love the pictures of Cal baseball greats in left field – not that there are that many greats to commemorate.

Unfortunately, despite having Tyson Ross on the mound, the Bears lost 8-0. And, while 65% of those in attendance were family and friends making me feel like I was attending a party I wasn’t invited to, I decided to give it a go one more time on Saturday. I mean, they gotta score a run while I’m there, right?

No. They don’t. And, after yesterday, with me in attendance, Cal has been outscored 15-0. Of course, on Sunday Cal bounced back with a 7-6 record to at least finish with a .500 record in-conference.

Although I don’t foresee attending Cal baseball games on a regular basis, at least I know where Evans Diamond is. And, apparently, as long as I am not there, they field a pretty good ball club too.