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In an effort to avoid paying Boise Hawks players a salary large enough to house, feed and clothe themselves (not to mention providing some beer change here and there), the Hawks Booster Club will continue with its annual tradition of pawning the players off onto Boise residents for the duration of the season. As confirmed by Boise Weekly's own former pro-baller, Webster Phil Merrell—who was also once a quartered player—the living situation can be pretty awkward all around (hell, it's hard enough to share the intimate sounds of your bodily functions with your roommates, much less total strangers who happen to be big fans ... and forget making out on the couch!). But somebody has to give our Hawks a place to crash, and Boise residents willing to volunteer for the job can open their home to a player while baseball is in full swing between June 19 and September 6.

If you want an extra body hanging out around the house, the Hawks will be holding a host family meeting on Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m. at Chili's on Franklin and Milwaukee. For more information, call Judy Pierce, Housing Coordinator, at 850-6741 or e-mail at clpjap2@yahoo.com.

In other Hawk news, if you want to show off your vocal chords for the ball fans by hitting that "and the rockets red glare" note on key, tryouts to sign the National Anthem Saturday, June 3, 10 a.m. until noon at the Hawks Stadium, 5600 Glenwood St., 322-5000.