They don’t call Juneau the bears for nothing

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | Jun 17, 2014

An Alaska Legion Baseball game made national news this week after video footage showed a black bear visiting this weekend’s game featuring the West Post 1 and Juneau Post 25 in Juneau.

The bear showed up in left field in the fifth inning.

Here is the link:, courtesy of Larry Johansen.

“Only in Alaska,” Johansen told me.

The clip has gone viral.

“I’m getting calls from ABC News, CNN, AP,” Johansen said. “It’s gone worldwide. ESPN wants to show it. Do the West kids know they are stars and might be on SportsCenter tonight?”

This story was written by Van Williams, a freelance writer in Anchorage and the ALB Media Director.