Wednesday, January 18, 2012

New Tenant Coming To Former Grand Slam Location

Grand Slam Batting Cages was for many years the place young baseball and softball players hung out to sharpen their skills, play a little basketball and look at the new gear that owners Darin Boyd and Scot Maynard sold in their pro shop. A few years back they closed the popular sports location because of rising rent prices.

Now, Charlie Zamora, who as a child spent many hours in Grand Slam preparing for baseball season, will move his Warriorz Crossfit exercise business into the 4700 square foot facility on Elk Grove-Florin Road, just south of Elk Grove Blvd. I sat down with Zamora, enthused to be relocating from his current location on Sheldon Road, to a spot that was special to him.

One of his exercise instructors is former Elk Grove and Fresno State linebacker Marcus Riley. We caught up with him and talked about his past three football seasons with Las Vegas of the UFL.

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