Posted by: scrabblequeen | April 26, 2011

Stitch ‘N Pitch 2011

A very small group of knitters/crocheters attended the River Cat’s (reigning Pacific Coast League champs) Stitch ‘n Pitch last night.
We’d had threats of rain off and on for days, so when the day dawned at least partly couldy with some fairly stiff breezes I thought maybe we’d get rained out…But luckily that didn’t happen!

Beautiful Raley Field


Normally, the section reserved for Knitters is quite full, as are the grandstands in general…this year,however, the numbers were much, much lower in both our section and in the entire ballpark. Not sure why. Maybe because of timing? In recent years Stitch n Pitch has been on Cinco de Mayo and the weather has been more settled than this year. (read, it’s usually a lot warmer and with less rain) Our little local Knit Group only purchased three tickets this year…though I should point out that our all-time high was six…

Pam and Margaret

We three managed to have a good time all the same. 🙂 Being a Monday, it was Bingo night, and Margaret and Pam had plenty of fun keeping track of the ‘count’ so Margaret could fill out her Bingo card. She got very close to a win, but….no.


The Cats take the field

Unfortunately, the same was true for the RiverCats. We lost to the Tucson Padres 7-5. On the bright side…it was the best game we’ve seen on a Stitch n Pitch night….

Besides the Cats on the field, I saw one other “wild animal’ at the ballpark. The gent right next to me sat down with it just before the first pitch wa thrown. It took two hand to handle…

Quite an impressive "dog"!


Yup. He had the biggest hotdog I’ve ever seen!

I totally forgot to take pics of the knitting, but that’s okay, as we didn’t get much done in any case. It was chilly enough all evening that most of us were wearing hats, scarves, and gloves…which last item made knitting a good bit more difficult. 🙂



  1. Neat! I’ll have to see if the former Richmond Braves have a stitch ‘n pitch planned…

  2. That is the biggest hot dog I’ve ever seen. Yikes. I’ve never heard of Stitch and Pitch but what a great marketing idea…

  3. And did he manage to eat the whole thing?

    • LOL…I didn’t pay attention, so I don’t know.

  4. What a great idea. I usually get bored at ballgames after about the 4th inning. I think I’ll start stitching and pitching!

  5. That’s not a hot dog, that’s an entire cow. The whole thing sounds like fun! What a good idea.

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