It’s here!! Salt Lake Bees Baseball is finally here to sooth the woes of bummed out Jazz fans and itchy college football fans!
Now, depending on which way you lean, we can either credit the Baseball Gods for the good conditions at the game tonight or credit could go to whoever gave Mother Nature a strong dose of Lithium to subside her schizophrenic weather pattern decisions……
Either way…… Right on!
The Bees are looking strikingly new this year. In fact, at the start of the season, Grant Green was the eldest statesmen in the clubhouse. Kinda strange.. I mean… it’s a good thing because minor league regulars like Efren Navarro and Matt Shoemaker have finally been given much deserved big league roster spots to start the season, when normally we would be seeing them slave away in the black, white and orange with their talents contained to Triple A.
There are some exciting players to start this year and we’ll be doing some player analysis sometime soon.
Despite the ridiculous 1-7 start to the season, I’m optimistic..(Easy for me to say after only EIGHT games!!). There will be some pretty substantial changes in regards to teams we normally see. Some of the PCL clubs and their respective Major League counterparts played musical chairs…. Now… they all found a seat when the music stopped, but some of the changes will affect who we see roll in.
NEW PCL AFFILIATIONS: Old Team in ( )
Albuquerque Isotopes (Los Angeles Dodgers) –Colorado Rockies–
Colorado Springs SkySox (Colorado Rockies) –Milwaukee Brewers–
Fresno Grizzlies (San Francisco Giants) –Houston Astros–
Nashville Sounds (Milwaukee Brewers) –Oakland A’s–
Sacramento River Cats (Oakland A’s) –San Fransisco Giants–
Oklahoma City Dodgers (Houston Astros) –Los Angeles Dodgers–
Im thinking it will be exciting to catch a rung on the Houston Astros’ ladder of superstar minor leaguers, more than once ever other year!
…..And with that……….See ya at the BALLPARK!