The Beehive State is void of a Major League Baseball team but a state known for beehives is bound to have Bees. The Salt Lake Bees happen to be the most well known bees in the state and their success in the Pacific Coast League of minor league baseball is surely a sight to behold.
The Ogden Raptors represent the north side of the Beehive State and would do well to copycat the slogan of the other Raptors in Toronto, Canada who happen to play basketball. Their playoff shirts read “We the North” since they are the only Canadian basketball team in the NBA. These Raptors of Ogden are the farthest north of all amateur baseball teams in Utah.
The one thing parents struggle to teach their children about is the “birds and the bees”. They face a similar dilemma when they have ties to Orem and Salt Lake City and their two teams square off in a Pioneer League in state matchup. Do they cheer for the birds known as the Orem Owlz or the Salt Lake Bees?
This is when the dad should pull off the “You should ask your mother card.” She will likely pick the team with the cutest outfit.
In a state filled with countless college teams and a professional basketball and soccer team, America’s pastime doesn’t have to take a backseat. These minor league teams are the official minor league affiliates with professional organizations such as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
So go buy some peanuts and cracker jacks and head to the old ball game whether you’re in the hood of Ogden, the city of Salt Lake, or the Family City USA called Orem. Sometimes you only get three opportunities to do something fun in life. Don’t strike out on minor league game attendance.