I trief to go to the Friday night game at Smith’s Ballpark in Salt Lake City, but fate and fireworks intervened. The traffic was incredible, especially near the ballpark. There’s no real parking lot so the surrounding businesses sell parking in their lots. (They do this in Birmingham AL as well) I pulled up to the parking gal and though the sign said $7, she advised me that the parking was $20, due to the fireworks. I told her I didn’t want to be at fireworks night, so I took a leisurely drive back to camp, adding to my cuppa collection.
Fast forwsrd to Saturday night. While driving by the ballpark on Friday, I noticed a trolley station a short block away. I got on line and saw that the 1739 trolley goes right to the ballpark station. There’s a station kitty corner to the campground, and I was waiting for said trolley by 1725. Sadly, there were track issues on our line and that put the line into delay. Our trolley showed up at 1812, and I still made it to my seat by the National Anthem. The game between Sacramento (the Giants AAA team) and Salt Lake (Angels) was competitive. The Rivercats pitcher was dominant through 7, while the Bees starter lasted only 4 innings. The Cats had a 4-1 lead into the 8th, but the Bees strung a couple of hits together and put up 2 runs to make the score 4-3 Cats. And that turned out to be the final score. They drew 11.9k for Friday’s game and 11.2k for Saturday’s game. The Bees seem to have a good thing going, nice ballpark, trolley access, devoted fans. What a deal!