PHOTO: The High Desert Mavericks really do play in a desert

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer

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The High Desert Mavericks, California League affiliate of the Mariners, call their home Adelanto, California, which is located within the Mojave Desert. Generalizations are always ill-advised, but the following image suggests that there's not much in the way of nearby post-game entertainment options ...

Lest my preamble lead you to think otherwise, let me say that this is outstanding. Sure, we're accustomed to ballparks within easy walking distance of, I dunno, Jimmy O'Touchdown's Bar and Grill and Chicken Wings Vault or whatever, but this kind of "baseball in isolation" is pretty cool.

What I'm saying is that High Desert Mavericks Baseball Club is about not much more than baseball and the desert, as the name suggests, and in that sense they're mavericks. Respect, granted.

(Wink of CBS eye: the most excellent Eric Stephen)

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