With the National Basketball Association and National Hockey League seasons having come to an end, baseball is the only game in town, at least until the National Football League kicks off. But there’s more to the sport than Major League Baseball, as most MLB players start out playing Minor League Baseball before reaching “The Show.” AllFacebook begins its look at the Facebook efforts of minor-league ball clubs with the short-season class-A Northwest League.
Class A is the lowest level in the minor-league system, and the two short-season class-A leagues are where the least advanced prospects start out.
Following is a look at the Facebook pages of the eight Northwest League teams, in order of likes.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Spokane-Indians/57095916263
Major League affiliation: Texas Rangers
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/AquaSox?ref=br_tf
Major League affiliation: Seattle Mariners
Notable features: Everett is hosting the Northwest League’s inaugural All-Star Game Aug. 6.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Boise-Hawks/239297582778136
Major League affiliation: Chicago Cubs
Notable features: The ball club hosts Cubbie Sundays, during which fans are encouraged to wear their Cubs gear to the ballpark.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HillsboroHops
Major League affiliation: Arizona Diamondbacks
Notable features: The team’s status updates focus on the organization’s top prospects, and when and where they were drafted.
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/vancouvercanadians
Major League affiliation: Toronto Blue Jays
Tri-City Dust Devils
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tricitydustdevils
Major League affiliation: Colorado Rockies
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/eugeneemeraldsfanpage
Major League affiliation: San Diego Padres
Notable features: A request for old photos from the team’s former home, Civic Stadium, in preparation for Civic Stadium Night.
Major League affiliation: San Francisco Giants
Notable features: The World Series trophy will make an appearance on San Francisco Giants Night.