Boise Journals

Three Nights with The Boise Hawks

Best of IgoUgo

A July 2006 trip to Boise by Wildcat Dianne

Boise Hawks Memorial Stadium Photo, More Photos
Quote: Two die-hard Red Sox fans enjoy a night of fun at Memorial Stadium in Boise, home of the Boise Hawks baseball team.

Three Nights with The Boise Hawks

Best Of IgoUgo

Overview

Boise Hawks Memorial Stadium Photo,
Quote:
Mom and I rarely give up a night of watching the Red Sox on NESN to do anything, but Thursday was a day off from work for me, and we decided to catch a Boise Hawks baseball before it was too late.The Boise Hawks are the Single A baseball affiliate of the Chicago Cubs in the Major League's National League. The Hawks have been in existence for about 25 years and before that, they were affiliated with the California then Anaheim then Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the American League. Being die-hard Red Sox fans, Mom and I can be snobbish about other teams, and we didn't know if a night at the Hawks would be worth the admission fee to see them play, but we were prove...Read More

The Game!

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
Quote:
I must admit that Mom and I are baseball snobs of sort who have been die-hard Boston Red Sox fans all of our lives. It is hard to root for another team when you have been bottle-fed stories about Ted Williams and "The Curse" from the time you were born. Boise, Idaho has a local baseball team, the Boise Hawks, who are the Single A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs in the Major Leagues. The Hawks have been in existence for 25 years and at first were the Anaheim (now Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and before that the California Angels) Angels Single A affiliate. The Hawks who have made it big in the majors are Marlin's pitcher Dontrelle Willis and Mariners pitcher Jarrod Washburn. ...Read More

A Brief History of the Hawks.

Best Of IgoUgo

Story/Tip

Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
Quote:
The Boise Hawks have been in existence for over 30 years as a Single A affiliate for several teams in the Major Leagues. The Hawks are part of the Single A Short Season of the North West League, which means that they only play from June to September, and players who show potential in the short season are invited to play in Single A Long Season in Peoria, Illinois and points beyond. Minor League Baseball in Boise began in 1975 when the Hawks were then known as the Boise A's, the Single A affiliate of the Oakland A's. The Boise A's existed until 1978, when a Boise baseball team became part of an independent league for one year in 1978. From 1979-1987, baseball didn't exist in Boise i...Read More
Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
Quote:
Idaho had gone through ten days straight of 100+ degree temperatures, and Mom was at first reluctant to go to a Hawks game because of the weather, but because the Saturday games do not start until 7:15 p.m., we thought, "Beats sitting at home getting bored!"  Plus the Red Sox had played a day game (which was blacked out in Boise.  GRRR!) and won in extra innings.  So Mom and I had to get our baseball fix for the year in somehow!<p>This was our second Hawks game in what is turning into another baseball addiction for Mom and me.  First the Red Sox, now the Boise Hawks.  The Hawks played the Salem-Keizer Giants, the San Francisco Giants Single A Short Season affiliate this weekend....Read More
Travel Photo by IgoUgo member
Quote:
Mom and I attended our last Boise Hawks game for the 2006 season on Saturday, September 2. The Hawks had taken their division and were going into the playoffs, but Mom and I would not be able to make the playoff games because of our work schedules. When I told my boss, Art, that Mom and I were going to the Hawks' game that night, he said to look out for Larry, one of our co-workers, who ushers at the games and see if he would buy us a hot dog. Mom and I invited Dad, who was in town for the weekend, to the game and told him we were leaving the house about 6:15 that night for the 7:15 start, but after Dad came home from helping a friend move in Nampa, he said he would pass on going to the game becaus...Read More