Danzler: Neyer gets to second base as WCL commissioner

From Paul Danzler at the Portland Tribune on June 13, 2019, with SABR member Rob Neyer:

Rob Neyer’s first season as commissioner of the West Coast League included some experiences he never expected.

He dressed up as a mascot. There were first pitches to toss and all-stars to select. And more than a few dustups to settle.

Entering his second season, the Portland resident has a firmer grasp on the job — and his name on the baseballs.

“It actually came out pretty good. I was pretty shocked when I saw it,” Neyer says of his autograph on the Baden baseballs. “I mean, you don’t expect to see your name on a baseball.”

Those baseballs went into play last week, when the collegiate wood-bat league opened its 15th season. It’s the second season in the league for the Portland Pickles, who play their home games at Walker Stadium in Lents Park.

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Originally published: June 21, 2019. Last Updated: June 21, 2019.