Peaches & Pits

From You:

Pits to the Parker Pioneer for publishing one sided politics. Arizona is now considered to be a purple state, but regardless of state political leanings your readers deserve unbiased (or at least present both sides) news.

Andrea R., Parker

From Us:

Peaches to the return of Spring Training, and the realization baseball season is just around the corner.

Peaches to the Arizona Diamondbacks. They’ve been busy this past winter, and they’ve made some significant acquisitions, including Madison Bumgarner, Kole Calhoun, Starling Marte, and Steve Vogt. It looks like they learned from the Zack Greinke experience not to spend all their money on just one player.

Peaches to the Parker High baseball and softball fields. Their simplicity is a reminder of what the games are really all about.

Pits to having a bad cold. For me, it started last week and I can’t seem to shake it.

Pits to the way the Democratic candidates were beating up on Michael Bloomberg at the recent debate. On the other hand . . .

Peaches to the Democratic candidates for at least finding something they can agree on besides how much they hate President Trump.

Pits to the thought that we could see two New Yorkers going at each other in the fall election. President Trump is from New York, and so is Mike Bloomberg. Bernie Sanders lives in Vermont now, but he’s from Brooklyn. This pit also comes with an “on the other hand . . .”

Peaches to the idea of two obnoxious New Yorkers going at each other in the Presidential Debates. They would be the most entertaining debates we’ve seen in a long time!

Peaches to those long container trains that pass through Parker. You know the ones I’m talking about. They usually have four or five Burlington Northern-Santa Fe locomotives on the front and have hundreds of containers and truck trailers on flatcars. Sure, it takes a long time for them to pass. However, consider this:  every one of those containers isn’t a truck that’s on the highway. These trains help propel the economy as well as save fuel and cut down on greenhouse emissions. Can’t top that!

We want to know: who do you think deserves a peach? How about a pit? Send your ideas to the Parker Pioneer, P.O. Box 3365, Parker, AZ 85344. You can also send them to We won’t print your name if you ask us not to, but we do need your name on any submissions.


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