After nine months that included an outspoken actor “winning”, La Niña freezing and Osama Bin Laden dying, baseball is finally back for the summer.
Today, the Hawks arrive for the first time in 2011, and begin the monotonous schedule of “media day”, followed by a season ticket holder exhibition game. The Hawks will play the Idaho Cubs prospect team, led by Bench Coach Gary Van Tol, composed of high school players in the greater Treasure Valley area with hopes to play at the next level.
Familiar faces on the Hawks roster this season include pitchers Kyler Burke (2007-08), Dustin Fitzgerald (2010), Yao-Lin Wang (2010); infielders Wes Darvill (2010) and Dustin Harrington (2010); outfielders Ping-Chieh Chen (2010) and D.J. Fitzgerald (2009). More to come on returning players later tonight following the media day meet-and-greet.
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