Chico Heat Front Office

Hunter Hampton – General Manager


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: Diehard
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Very Cherry
  • Celebrity I most resemble: Alec Baldwin
  • Favorite MLB team: Houston Astros
  • I am a sucker for: Cheeseburgers
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: I am #1 – by Nelly
  • Favorite Superhero: Batman
  • Favorite Movie: Bull Durham
  • Coke or Pepsi? Coke


George Laver – Assistant General Manager


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie:It’s A Wonderful Life
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean:Green Apple
  • Celebrity I most resemble:Christopher Reeves
  • Favorite MLB team: San Francisco Giants
  • I am a sucker for: My Family
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Favorite Superhero: My Dad
  • Favorite Movie: Field of Dreams, Sandlot, For The Love of the Game
  • Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi


Fred Ludwig – Field Manager


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: The Grinch
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Cherry
  • Celebrity I most resemble: Nolan Ryan
  • Favorite MLB team: Texas Rangers
  • I am a sucker for: My Kids
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: Ring of Fire – by Johnny Cash
  • Favorite Superhero: Thor
  • Favorite Movie: For The Love Of The Game
  • Coke or Pepsi? Diet Pepsi


Allen Krietzer – Special Project Coordinator


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: Its a Wonderful Life
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean:Buttered Popcorn
  • Celebrity I most resemble: George Cloony !!! Of Course
  • Favorite MLB team: San Francisco Giants
  • I am a sucker for: Beer
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: Chicken Fried by Zac Brown Band
  • Favorite Superhero: Heater
  • Favorite Movie: Tombstone
  • Coke or Pepsi? Coke


Kim Robins – Team Photographer


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Pear
  • Celeb you most resemble: Melissa Benoist
  • Favorite MLB Team: Seattle Mariners
  • I am a sucker for: Disney movies
  • If I had a “walk up song” it would be: “No Good” by Kaleo
  • Favorite Super Hero: Peter Quill (aka Star Lord)
  • Favorite Movie: Blues Brothers
  • Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi if there isn’t any Dr. Pepper around 🙂
  • Hire me: http://kimiegracephoto.com/


Leigh Langerwerf – Medical Staff


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: Die Hard
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Cinnamon
  • Celebrity I most resemble: Walton Goggins (Billy “Downtown” Anderson from Major League: Back to the Minors)
  • Favorite MLB team: Seattle Mariners
  • I am a sucker for: My wife and kids
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: Layla (Eric Clapton) or Baker Street (Foo Fighters)
  • Favorite Superhero: Lion o (Thundercats) or He-Man
  • Favorite Movie: Bull Durham
  • Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
  • In case you need physical therapy: www.bpptchico.com


Mike Metzger – Medical Staff


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Mango Chili
  • Celebrity I most resemble: Chuck Norris
  • Favorite MLB team: SF Giants
  • I am a sucker for: SF Giants games
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
  • Favorite Superhero: Jesus Christ
  • Favorite Movie: Bull Durham
  • Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi
  • www.chicotherapywellness.com

Gary Adams – Web Master


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  • Favorite Christmas Movie: Krampus
  • Favorite Flavor of Jelly Bean: Red
  • Celebrity I most resemble: David Arquette
  • Favorite MLB team: SF Giants
  • I am a sucker for: web design  &  SEO
  • If I had a “walk up” song it would be: D-Sane – Hotdog.jpg
  • Favorite Superhero: Arm Fall Off Boy
  • Favorite Movie: Hackers (because it’s so realistic)
  • Coke or Pepsi? Coke

Chico Heat Sets Great West League Attendance Record in 2016

Fireworks Brought to You by Golden Valley Bank

What goes better with 4th of July than hotdogs, cold beer and baseball? Ask 4,415 Chico Heat Fans and they will tell you that baseball and fireworks is a recipe for success. Celebrating America's independence with over 4,000 fans, the Chico Heat set the Great West League single game attendance record while defeating the first place Medford Rogues. "The goal for tonight was to make sure we provided an affordable, family fun atmosphere for our fans on a day that rings true for many Americans" said Heat GM Hunter Hampton. [...]

Firework shows of this magnitude can cost upwards of $1,000 a minute said Hampton and added the show was made possible thanks to a partnership with Golden Valley Bank. Golden Valley Bank is responsible for bringing three fireworks shows to Chico this baseball season. As the fireworks sponsor, President and CEO Mark Francis of Golden Valley Bank was excited to see the crowd and said " this is the best, family, fun event in all Chico on the 4th of July."

Immediately following the game the fans were treated to a show that lasted almost 16 minutes where players, coaches, and host families sat along the first base line as the speakers blasted Bruce Springsteen's Born in the USA and other patriotic songs. "The best fireworks show I have ever seen in Chico." said one season ticket holder after the game.

Nettleton Stadium seating capacity is approximately 4,200 seats and has two areas that are designated as a beer garden and picnic area. Each of these areas has picnic tables to sit and can hold up to another 300 people each. Once the announcement was made that there would be no more seats available to the 4th of July game, the Heat front office chose to offer standing room only tickets (SRO) where people could choose to stand and watch or visit one of the two picnic table areas to sit down and watch.

The Chico Heat and Golden Valley Bank will be offering more firework shows this upcoming year for the 2017 season. Tentatively, four shows are scheduled for Opening night, Fourth of July, GWL All-star game, and Military Appreciation Night.