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Indians assume all-star role

The Spokane Indians were the first team to volunteer to host a Northwest League All-Star Game. They're also the first to put on an all-star contest between the NWL and Pioneer League. Read story


Other comments from Indians senior vice president Otto Klein on the NWL/Pioneer League All-Star Game:

--"Why would we do an all-star game between another league? Well, we have great baseball in the Northwest, so it’s an opportunity for both leagues to have good exposure."

--"Because we have a senior staff and there were a few of us who were part of that (2004) all-star game, I think that, yes, we can draw from knowledge of that, but it’s a different animal."

--"We wanted to keep it simple. It has to be relaxing for the players when they get here."

--"These are the stars of the future, clearly. I wouldn’t be surprised if several of these guys make it to The Show."

--"We’ve spit-shined the entire ballpark and there’s extra that we do in an all-year year, from a maintenance standpoint, to get ready for the game."


Chris Derrick
Chris Derrick joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. He currently is a copy editor for the Sports Desk.

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