A year ago we were not able to go and enjoy the beautiful sun in the Pacific Northwest, while attending a baseball game. Whether it be professional, minor league, college or high school. No fans were allowed to attend ball games. Now, a year later the Canyon County Spuds, who will be playing at Wolfe Field in Caldwell Idaho, will be playing in their inaugural season.
The Canyon County Spuds are owned by Jeff Dobish. Who has been a play-by-play guy for hockey in the past, he also played the sport. Jeff had always dreamed about being a general manager of a hockey or baseball team. But he now owns a team in Caldwell… the Canyon County Spuds.
The Spuds will be playing in the Expedition League. Which the Dobish clan became familiar with when Spuds Vice President of Operations Daylon played in the league years ago.
The League’s inaugural season of 2018 featured 8 teams with 10 teams in the League in the 2019 and 2020 seasons. The League boasts 12 teams in the 2021 season. Ultimately, the vision for the Expedition League is to grow to 30-40 teams. The Spuds are the 10th team in the league, and the furthest west. The Expedition league is an Elite Summer Collegiate wood-bat league that has teams North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Wyoming, Manitoba, Canada, Montana and now Idaho.
What Can You Expect At A Spuds Game?
If you attend a Canyon County Spuds game during the summer, you can expect to experience a baseball game that has a family atmosphere. Throughout the game, you will experience some on-field games that can be entertaining for the kids and the adults.
A professional baseball game could break the bank for your family to attend, and you won’t have the connection with the players that you would at an Expedition League Game. After each game, you have a chance to get signatures from potential future big-leaguers.
“In a different summer collegiate league (West Coast League), I had the chance to get the autograph of Shane Bieber before he was drafted and became the ace of the Cleveland Indians.” said Spuds play-by-play announcer Dacota Haynes, “if you come to one of these ball games, your absolutely going to love it.”
A ticket to come sit in the grandstand is $12 for one. There are also picnic tables available for parties or whatever you want to use one for. The first game for the Spuds is approaching your calendar fast. It is on May 25th against the Mining City TommyKnockers.