Friday, May 02, 2008

Best story in sports

The best story in sports right now comes to us right here in Salt Lake City. It sn't the Jazz in the playoffs, nor the fact RSL actually won a game, nor the story of the Utah Blaze not winning a game yet. Rounding Third and Heading Home gives us the scoop:

The best story of the 2008 baseball season isn't happening in Boston, New York, Chicago, or even Tampa Bay. The story isn't being reported by national media outlets like USA Today or ESPN. Sadly, one of the most amazing stories in the history of modern professional baseball is getting very little coverage in the team's local market. But despite the lack of coverage, the Salt Lake Bees record setting [24-2] is a story in which every baseball fan should be interested. What the AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is accomplishing has never been seen before and probably won’t be seen again.

It is a shame the record setting performance of the Salt Lake Bees is not being recognized. With all happenings of the sports world it is unrealistic to expect the national media to spend much time on minor league baseball. But there is no excusing the local media for ignoring the Bees accomplishments.

I understand the attention that the Jazz gets by the local media. However, why is RSL, the Blaze, and even the Grizzlies (which is AA hockey) getting more print than the Bees?

The Bees are on pace to go 133-11 for the season.


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