The Return of the Boomers

Last year, I had the pleasure of covering the inaugural season of the Schaumburg Boomers of the Independent Frontier League. As the 2013 season approached, I was invited to the Season Kickoff/Host Family party sponsored by the team. What I found on attendance was both a team and a fan base more comfortable and confident.

Boomers Look to the Future

Although it was a bright and crisp autumn day, the scene around Boomers’ Stadium in Schaumburg, Illinois was quiet and peaceful. The crowds had all gone, and the only activity was the comings and goings of a few people attending a job fair inside the club offices. As I walked into the stadium, a receptionist […]

Playoffs Loom in Boomer Country

I walked back into Boomers Stadium in Schaumburg, IL for the first time in over a month this past Tuesday. Several different commitments had kept me away for that period of time, so I was interested to see how the organization was doing. Things were quite different than that last weekend in May when the […]

Major Dreams Return to the Northwest Suburbs, Part Two

As part of our coverage of the newest baseball team in town, the Schaumburg Boomers, the CCO was invited by their Director of Media Relations, Ed McCaskey, to be a part of their home opening series. Beginning play in the independent Frontier League in 2012, the Boomers started the season on the road and came […]

Major Dreams Return to the Northwest Suburbs, Part One

In covering the minor leagues, one has to keep their eyes open to get a glimpse at a player who may turn out to be the next superstar. Sometimes it can be obvious, while others surprise. But, for the most part, you keep looking in the usual places. However, there is a whole other baseball […]