BY RYAN ABER
The RedHawks clubhouse is a comfortable enough place for the players to hang out. There’s a couple of televisions hanging up on either side of the room, plenty of seating including a couple comfortable chairs and couches and a well-stocked supply of food.
The home team’s clubhouse in Reno apparently was accommodating as well.
When former RedHawks utility man Ryan Roberts didn’t make the Diamondbacks out of spring training, he broke the lease on the place he’d already secured in Arizona. After he got sent back to Triple-A Reno after a short stint with the DBacks, Roberts’ wife decided to stay behind in Phoenix and make occasional visits.
So instead of getting a second place in Reno or springing for a hotel every time the Aces were in town, Roberts made a habit of hanging out in the clubhouse until everyone had gone home, then crashing there, the Arizona Republic’s Nick Piecoro wrote in a blog post: Ryan Roberts’ low-rent housing in Reno
Roberts played for the RedHawks in 2008, hitting .300 with 10 home runs and 66 RBIs. He was recently called back up by Arizona.