Peaches & Pits

Peaches to the Parker Broncs’ softball team. They’re off to their best start in years. As of this writing, they are 2-0. Let’s hope they can keep it up.

Peaches to the Parker Broncs’ baseball team for an exciting win in their season opener. If this is a sign of what the season will be like, it’s going to be a lot of fun.

Peaches to the Trivium Prep Crimson Knights boys’ basketball team. They went all the way to the state 2A finals before losing to Rancho Solano Prep. They didn’t bring home the state title, but they brought honor and respect to the 2A West.

Pits to the Arizona Interscholastic Association’s power points system. I’ve said this before and it’s worth saying again:  it makes no sense. If you can actually understand it, quantum physics should be a snap.


Pits to everyone who’s using the coronavirus to make political points. This is a health emergency. The last thing anyone needs is politicians grandstanding about it.

Peaches to Dr. Seuss, aka Theodore Seuss Giesel. His birthday is being celebrated this week. One has to ask how many children learned to read through his books. He made reading and learning fun. On second thought, let’s give him green eggs and ham with his peaches, all presented by Sam I Am.

Peaches also to the animator who brought many Dr. Seuss characters to life, Charles M. “Chuck” Jones. In addition to bringing The Cat in the Hat, the Grinch and the Lorax to animated cartoons, he also gave the world the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote while he was at the Warner Bros. studio. He also directed some of Bugs Bunny’s most memorable cartoons. After their work together in World War II, Giesel and Jones became outstanding collaborators on the animated versions of Dr. Seuss stories.

I’d give pits to Arizona’s rural roads, but most of them already have pits and potholes.

Peaches to two long-time Town of Parker employees who are retiring:  Police Chief Clay Romo and Library Director Ruthie Davis. They have served the Town well and will be missed.

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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