(Hallway somewhere in Wrigley Field, two players emerge from the visiting team's clubhouse dressed to the nines in their gray road uniforms)
KW: Man, I sure miss this place...this city.
MD: Well, when you move to Cleveland, there's a good chance you'd miss living in Kazakhstan.
(They share a laugh as a portly gentleman comes towards them, head down, cell phone glued to ear)
The Boise Hawks begin play tonight, kicking off their 2009 season. They will play 77 games (76 "league" games plus tonight's Opening Night exhibition game versus Treasure Valley CC) up through the first week of September, with one game scheduled each and most every day (they get only three days off for the entire season!).