What do peanuts, freshly cut grass and hot dogs have in common? They’re all a part of America’s national pastime. Alone they’re nothing special, but the sound of crackling peanuts paired with the smell of freshly cut grass and all-beef hot dogs piled with ketchup and mustard bring us back right back into the game. And it’s something we’ve shared since the beginning of the sport.
Since the early 1900s, baseball has stolen the hearts of Americans around the country—from Joe Dimaggio hitting in 56 straight games to Jackie Robinson’s historic debut as the first black man to set foot on the field following the war—the sport has literally contributed to the history and progress of our country and has become synonymous with America. So it’s only appropriate that we continue the traditions of the sport by recognizing baseball’s significance in our own great state. And that brings us to the Utah Bees.
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Since 1994, this AAA Minor League baseball team has called Salt Lake City home and has long since been a symbol of Utah. Highlights include a 21-1 record in their 2008 season, which was the best start in minor league history according to MinorLeagueBaseball.com. In 2009, the Bees celebrated their 8,000,000th fan at Spring Mobile Ballpark (now known as Smith’s Ballpark), where a nine year-old girl, Cade Pies, got to throw the first pitch and received five season tickets.
The Utah Bees play at Smith’s Ballpark, one of the most scenic baseball stadiums in the country. This month’s schedule is action packed with the Bees going to bat against the Omaha Storm Chasers, Iowa Cubs, New Orleans Zephyrs and more! Plus special events all summer long, like bobblehead giveaways, brunch at the ballpark, $1 hot dog nights and a movie night. But we’re most excited for fireworks night on August 21 because in addition to the spectacular postgame show, it’s Coldwell Banker Night with the Salt Lake Bees! Coldwell Banker will have a big presence at the yard (all top performing independent sales associates and their families were invited) to watch the Bees take on the Iowa Cubs for what’s expected to be a close game. We’ll be barbecuing at the pavilion out in left field before the start of the game and it’s even rumored that one of Coldwell Banker’s very own independent sales associates will be throwing out the first pitch. Stay tuned for photos and we can’t wait to see you at the yard!
What’s your favorite part of attending the Utah Bees games? Let us know in the comments section below!
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