April 2013

Mini Maker Faire Preview – How to make a water bottle submarine

It’s simple to be a maker. All you need is a few household items and you can make a fun, interactive project, enjoyed by children and adults.

Watch the video above to learn how to make a water bottle submarine (Grizzlies mascot Parker is not included).

Then, come out to Fresno’s first Mini Maker Faire ever on Sunday, April 21st. The event is from 12-5 pm at Chukchansi Park, which is before and during the Grizzlies game.

Walk-Up Songs – 2013 Edition

Back by popular demand, here is a list of walk-up songs for the 2013 Fresno Grizzlies. Some players have very unexpected choices while others seem to enjoy slight humor in their song choice.

Not all players choose a song. This is a matter of personal preference. As you can see, though, sometimes players that don’t choose their song have their tunes chosen by teammates.


Boof Bonser – “The Animal” by Disturbed

Gary Brown – “What Up” by Drake ft. Bun B.

Juan Ciriaco – “Voy Delante” Ridimidz

Chris Dominguez – “Can’t Hold Us” by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis

Jake Dunning – “Neck of the Woods” by Birdman ft. lil Wayne

Cole Gillespie – “Da Rockwilder” by Method Man

Heath Hembree – “Top Gun Anthem” – Harold Fahermeyer

Chris Heston – “Can I Live” by Jay-Z

Michael Kickham – “Sill D.R.E. (Instrumental)” by Dr. Dre

Roger Kieschnick – “Danger Zone” by Kenny Loggins

Todd Linden – “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin

Jean Machi – “Este es Confiar” by Nancy Amancio

Johnny Monell – “Straight Like That” by Meek Mill

Ramon Ramirez – “Nuevo Manana” by Ramon Ramirez

Sandy Rosario – “Esto es perreo” by Jowelly Randy

Dan Runzler – “Big Poppa” by Notorious B.I.G.

Kensuke Tanaka – “Shoulda Been A Cowboy” by Toby Keith

Mason Tobin – “When the levee breaks” by Led Zeppelin

Jackson Williams – “Coming Undone” by Korn

Farm Grown Fridays Are Underway For 2013

The Fresno Grizzlies held their first Farm Grown Friday on April 5th, and Chukchansi Park was buzzing with all things farming.

Several vendors were stationed along the concourse as part of the Farmer’s Market. Vendors and what they sold included:

  • Vintage Cheese – cheese
  • Wild West Eggs – free range chicken and duck eggs
  • Blossom Bluff Orchards – organic drive stone fruit and persimmons, fresh peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots, pluots, apriums
  • Bill Ferry Ranches – fresh orange juice
  • Pepichile – fruit and vegetable seasoning
  • Adams Olives – bottled olives, olive oil
  • Simonian Farming Company – pomegranate jelly
  • Friar’s Choice – honey



The Grizzlies Community Fund was also selling broccoli to raise money for its many community programs. Stamoules Produce Company, a Farm Grown founding partner, donated the broccoli.

In addition to the Farmer’s Market, the Grizzlies on the field took part in the “farming” theme by representing their parent club to the entire farm system: the San Francisco Giants.

Over the last two years, the Giants wore special orange jerseys for each Friday home game. The Grizzlies have now taken on such a tradition by wearing new orange alternate jerseys themselves. These are the first new jerseys worn by the Grizzlies since the team did a complete logo overhaul in 2008. The jersey will be worn by the Grizzlies at each Friday home game in honor of Farm Grown Fridays.

During the next – and all future – Farm Grown Friday, Farm Forums will be held in The CRU Club. George Radanovich, former U.S. Representative from the Central Valley, will be the guest speaker for the first Farm Forum.

The Grizzlies look forward to the next Farm Grown Friday on May 3rd!