Monday, January 31, 2011

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By David Saltzer - AngelsWin.com Senior Writer

At the end of the 2010 season, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced that they would be switching affiliates from the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes to the Inland Empire 66ers for their high Single-A team. Essentially this was a cross-town swap between the Angels and Dodgers as both clubs swapped their Cal League affiliation. Moving from parent clubs is not uncommon in the Minor Leagues, as they typically sign 2-year contracts of affiliation with a Major League organization.

In preparing for the upcoming 2011 season, AngelsWin.com interviewed Kevin Shaw, Executive Vice President for the Inland Empire 66ers to find out more about the club, its history, its ballpark, the surrounding area, and the overall experience that Angels fans can expect when attending a 66ers’ game. Kevin is a passionate baseball fan who, like the Angels, used to work with the Quakes and now works with the 66ers. Having worked with the Angels while with the Quakes, Kevin has plenty of knowledge of former Angels prospects and how they fared at the lower levels.

AngelsWin.com believes that all fans should attend Minor League games, as it is an incredible entertainment value and a chance to see future Major Leaguers before they become stars. With all the talent that the Angels have in the lower ranks of their Minor Leagues, all Angels fans, and particularly those in Southern California, should make a point of driving out to San Bernadino and catching some games. For more information about the Inland Empire 66ers, including a list of upcoming promotions, ticket sales, season tickets, driving directions, etc. click here. To email Kevin Shaw to find out more about the 66ers Boosters, becoming a host family, or group sales, you may email him here. kshaw@ie66ers.com 

Click on the play button below to listen to the audio interview with Kevin Shaw, Executive Vice President for the Inland Empire 66ers or call him at (909) 495- 7623.

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