One thing about being a baseball fan in the Inland Northwest is embracing the concept of delayed gratification. While Major League Baseball celebrated opening day in late March, and many of the minor leagues quickly followed, we Spokane Indians fans have to bide our time until after the amateur draft in June before we get a taste of America’s pastime live and in person at Avista Stadium. This year’s team had less than a week to get to know each other after landing in Spokane before bailing for a season-opening road trip. Yes, the Indians’ usual home opener was even delayed a week longer than usual. Let’s hope our patience is rewarded with a winning season.
Fri, June 21 at 6:30 pm • $5-$20 • Avista Stadium • 602 N. Havana • spokaneindians.com
— Dan Nailen