Boise Media Home Run Derby

This was a fun day building excitement for our season opener next Friday, June 13th!

On the Mike

SaffFor years at the College of Idaho, I would invite the media to come to our field for a batting practice session – to drive some coverage of our teams.

Media Manager Courtney Garner and I each felt this thing could work for the Hawks as well – inviting all of the local media out for a couple hot dogs and a couple of rounds of batting practice.  Only issue – the team is not in town – so, the 38-year-old radio guy stepped up to the bump for the first time since Little League.

GerkeFor the most part, I threw strikes, and tried to emulate the Tom Beyers’, the Mark Johnson’s, and the Gary Van Tol’s – throwing firm pitches from 45 feet, mixing in a bad curve ball and a knuckler.

As for the media guys –

Paul Gerke of KIVI-TV opened the BP session, showing he was…

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