I’ve grown up with the game of baseball and it has always played an important role in my life. When I was younger I operated the scoreboard at my older brother’s high school games. Once he moved on to college ball at Skidmore College, I became the team’s bat boy for their opening season tournament down in Florida.
Bill Bavasi, the Pioneer Baseball League’s Director of Scouting and Player Development, has been a baseball industry “insider” for over 40 years. Most recently he managed MLB’s Arizona Fall League and held a senior position in the Office of the Commissioner’s Baseball and Softball Development program.
Precisely with the call of the last out in the last game on 2021’s Opening Night, we witnessed the birth of the Pioneer Baseball League’s “Third Era.”
Our lives are made immeasurably richer because we have Baseball, and perhaps more importantly, because in the Mountain States of Montana, Idaho, Utah and Colorado we have the Pioneer League in our communities.
Our Teams, Ballparks, and Communities
- Cole Stringer Becomes Third Raptor to Sign with MLB Team
- 'Multifaceted' Josh Broughton emerges as two-way weapon for Ogden Raptors
- PBL's Best: PaddleHeads Win Game 1 over Raptors
- Missoula PaddleHeads have Pioneer League's Stingiest Pitcher
- Lindquist Field into the Elite Eight in the Best of the Ballparks Tournament
Billy Butler’s life looks far different than it used to. In the mornings, instead of heading to a major-league ballpark to warm up for a game, he helps his three daughters get ready for school.
BOISE, Idaho — Idaho’s live sports and other events are beginning to make a comeback.
The Boise Hawks minor league baseball team is about two weeks into the season, a summer staple that was forced to halt after their 2020 campaign was cancelled due to the pandemic.
On Sunday, we finally got to see extra-innings baseball as God intended it, and it was glorious.
When Matt Ellis was working in the affiliated minor leagues, there were so many things he could control. He had the ability to make sure the lights were bright, the grass was green and the concessions were delicious. He could ensure the atmosphere was fun, with contests and entertainment between innings, and that the team shop was stocked with attractive jerseys and hats.
He could control everything, except for the baseball.