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Last Chance for Baseball in Boise?

Boise Hawks LogoMarc Johnson, a partner with Gallatin Public Affairs and long-time Idaho politico, contemplates the future of baseball in Boise (ID), now that the Single-A Boise Hawks (Northwest League) have a new owner and a new affiliation.  He has no love for the previous ownership and understands the Hawks need a new ballpark to survive.  He views this re-boot as the last chance for professional Continue reading

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Boise Hawks Sold

Boise Hawks LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Boise Hawks Baseball Club will have new ownership when the club takes the field to begin the 2015 Northwest League season. Continue reading


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Northwest League, Pioneer League to Battle in 2015 All-Star Game, Logo Unveiled

Northwest League LogoPioneer League LogoPRESS RELEASE – The Pioneer Baseball League and Northwest League of Professional Baseball are pleased to jointly announce the scheduling of a 2015 PBL-NWL All-Star Game, hosted by the Spokane Indians in Spokane, Wash., at Avista Stadium on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015. The historic game is the first-ever meeting between the two leagues in their long standing history of play in the region. Continue reading

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“Battered Bastards” Worth a Look

rsz_mavs_1If you haven’t already done so, we recommend you check out the Netflix original documentary, The Battered Bastards of Baseball, about the short-lived (1973-1977) independent Single-A Portland Mavericks (Northwest League) launched by former minor-league player and television actor Bing Russell, father of movie star Kurt Russell.  We finally got around to watching it, and it’s definitely worth checking out.  Read more hereRead reviews on Rotten Tomatoes hereGo to the film on Netflix here.

Netflix Battered Bastards of Baseball Documentary



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Messin’ with Sasquatch in Eugene, Whoopee Cushion Giveaway for First 2,000 Pranksters

Eugene Emeralds New Logo SquatchPRESS RELEASE – Get ready for a prank-filled night on June 26, thanks to Jack Link’s Messin’ with Sasquatch Night! Jack Link’s brand icon, Sasquatch, will be creating all sorts of mischief and fun around the stadium. Be sure to stay on your toes so you don’t end up as the victim of Sasquatch’s pranks! Continue reading

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Hillsboro Ballpark Gets New Name, Cool Signage

Hillsborough Hops LogoAs the Single-A Hillsboro Hops (Northwest League) held their media day on Thursday, crews outside the event were putting up a sign for Ron Tonkin Field – the new name for the venue formerly known as Hillsboro Ballpark.  This should be very cool at night, as timed lighting will simulate a pitcher throwing a baseball and the batter hitting it.  Tube Art Group is completing the work.  Read more here.


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All About an Old School Ballpark Sign Painter

Spokane Indians LogoRuben Marcilla started painting the signs on Avista Stadium’s outfield fence when the plywood was new, marking off sections that would become insurance and grocery ads so big and bold the farthest-back fan could see them.  Marcilla has been doing this for the Single-A Spokane Indians (Northwest League) for 25 seasons.  Read more hereView photos here.  Thanks to John Cerone for the story link.

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