Five unique venues where the Colorado Rockies should play a game

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - OCTOBER 29: A fan waves a Mexican flag while wearing a lucha libre mask during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 29, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - OCTOBER 29: A fan waves a Mexican flag while wearing a lucha libre mask during qualifying for the Formula One Grand Prix of Mexico at Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez on October 29, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images) /
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BOISE, ID – DECEMBER 21: Spuddy Buddy making the rounds during second half action between the BYU Cougars and the Western Michigan Broncos at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on December 21, 2018 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. BYU won the game 49-18. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images)
BOISE, ID – DECEMBER 21: Spuddy Buddy making the rounds during second half action between the BYU Cougars and the Western Michigan Broncos at the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl on December 21, 2018 at Albertsons Stadium in Boise, Idaho. BYU won the game 49-18. (Photo by Loren Orr/Getty Images) /

Lewiston, Idaho

Depending on how deep of a baseball fan you are, you may or may not have heard of Lewiston, Idaho and/or know its connection to baseball.

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For 28 of the past 36 years, the NAIA World Series has been held in Lewiston, Idaho at Harris Field on the campus of Lewis-Clark State College. The seating capacity is 5,000 so it’s quite small compared to the home of the NCAA Division I World Series in Omaha (which can seat around five times that many people). However, the attendance for the MLB game between the Mets and Phillies at the site of the 2018 Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., was 2,429 so it’s been proven that games can be played at smaller venues.

Lou Brock, Dan Quisenberry, Rick Reuschel and Don Sutton are among the names of former NAIA players who have made it to Major League Baseball.

Lewiston is located two hours south of Spokane, Wash., so how about the Rockies taking on the Seattle Mariners in a game at the home of the NAIA World Series? Major League Baseball can honor all of the players who have come from small colleges and the two closest teams geography-wise can not only fight for a win but also a fanbase for the future.

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