Following In The Steps Of Tom Ricketts


Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts is touring the Cubs’ minor league system, visiting the the different stadiums and meeting with the various players, coaches, and fans of each team within the Cubs’ organization. One stop that Ricketts may have made already is in Boise, Idaho where the short season A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs are located. The Bosie Hawks play their home games at Memorial Stadium, which was the feature of a recent stadium review over at the web-site Stadium Journey.

Among the areas that were critiqued are Food & Beverage, Atmosphere, and Fans. Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs, scores well in those three categories. As despite some criticism that Wrigley Field takes from various national reporters, many baseball enthusiasts hold Wrigley in high regard and view it as one of the best Field’s in all of major league baseball. While Memorial Stadium is not nearly as recognized, it still received some favorable critiques from Stadium Journey.

Stadium Scores

Food And Beverage: 4 out of 5 stars

Atmosphere: 2 out of 5 stars

Fans: 5 out of 5 stars

Considering that the Boise Hawks are the A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, it should be expected that there will not be much of an atmosphere. But despite that, the fans got a good score and were credited with being very involved in keeping track of the game. Perhaps the most important aspect when visiting a stadium, with the exception of the team on the field, would be the food and beverages that are available. Memorial Stadium offers a vast selection of food including Garrett’s Grill and Percival’s Pen.

Putting the stadium aside, there are several players currently on the Boise Hawks that every Cubs fan should keep an eye on. Catcher Yaniel Cabezas, outfielder Zeke DeVoss. and pitcher Kyler Burke are all players that may have a bright future in the Cubs’ farm system.