For the first time in a generation, summer baseball is back in Walla Walla. Sure there are the Little League, high school and college teams, but Walla Walla had not had a team to represent the city since the Northwest League Bears left in 1984. The Bears left to become the Everett Giants (now the Aqua Sox). Walla Walla had a 15 year history with the Northwest League. During it's run as a farm club for the San Diego Padres, future Hall Of Famers Tony Gwinn and Ozzie Smith began their professional careers there.
After 27 years baseball is back in Borleske Stadium. The Walla Walla Sweets of the collegiate West Coast League, started this month. The games will be broadcast on KTEL When we visited the old home town over the Memorial Day Weekend, the local paper did a real nice article on the team and what it means to the town.