Archive for August, 2008

Get Your Playoff Tickets!

August 29, 2008

Your Bees will host Game 1 of the first round playoffs at Community Field next Wednesday, September 3rd, at 6:30pm. The opponent will be either Kane County or Clinton. Make sure to come out and “pack the park.” They will need your support throughout the playoffs.

A HUGE Fireworks Extravaganza will now follow the game thanks to J&M Displays. It is promised to be the biggest show of the season.

What a combination: Bees Playoff Baseball and a big Fireworks show. Get your tickets now as they are going fast!


Final Home Stand of the Season

August 21, 2008

Tonight’s game vs. Beloit will start an 8-game home stand at Community Field, the final one of the season. The Bees hold a 4 1/2 game lead on Cedar Rapids and are making the final push for the playoffs!

Here is the rundown of the next 8 games.

Thursday, Aug. 21 vs. Beloit @ 7:00: Thirsty Thursday – Pepsi products are 2 for $3 and beer is 2 for $4

Friday, Aug. 22 vs. Beloit @ 7:00: Big Fun Friday – Come out early starting at 4:00 for Happy Hour

Saturday, Aug. 23 vs. Beloit @ 6:30: Fireworks! – Enjoy the last fireworks show of the season

Sunday, Aug. 24 vs. Beloit @ 2:00: Louisa Communications Kids Day – All kids 12 and under get in free

Monday, Aug. 25 vs. Quad Cities @ 7:00: Dollar Monday – $2 adult and $1 kids tickets, $1 hot dogs, popcorn, pizza, and pop

Tuesday, Aug. 26 vs. Quad Cities @ 7:00: 2-for-Tuesday – Look for a 2-for-1 coupon in Tuesday’s edition of The Hawk Eye

Wednesday, Aug. 27 vs. Quad Cities @ 7:00: Kids Eat Free Wednesday – Kids get a free hot dog and pop at concession stand

Thursday, Aug. 28 vs. Quad Cities @ 7:00: Fan Appreciation Night! – Last home game of the regular season!

Bees Hanging on to First Place

August 15, 2008

After a few losses, the Bees responded with a big win at Clinton last night to extend the lead in the Western Division to 2.5 games. The finale with the LumberKings is tonight and then the Bees head to Quad Cities for four games. The Bees are back at The Hive starting next Thursday, August 21st for eight games. The home stand will be the last of the season so make sure to get out to Community Field. August 23rd will be the final fireworks show of the season.

Here are some shots from this past 4-game series with Cedar Rapids:

Minor League Baseball President Pat O’Conner presented a check to the City of Burlington for $25,000 before Saturday’s game. The money is to help the flood victims in the area.

The gorilla greated fans to the game on Saturday.

Fans packed the park Monday. The beautiful weather made it a great night to watch a Bees game!

Bees to Face Major Leaguer Jon Lieber

August 5, 2008

Cubs pitcher Jon Lieber will make a rehab start for the Peoria Chiefs tonight against the Bees. Lieber, who signed with the Cubs as a free agent on January 16, is 2-3 with a 3.43 ERA in 25 games this season. In 44 2/3 innings this season, he has 26 strikeouts and just five walks issued. Lieber made his lone start this season on May 7 at Cincinnati and took the loss after allowing five runs on seven hits in just two innings. The 38-year-old Council Bluffs, Iowa native has a career mark of 131-124 in exactly 400 appearances.

After the four games in Peoria, your 1st place Bees return to Community Field this Saturday at 6:30 to start a 4-game series with the Cedar Rapids Kernals. The night will feature Iowa – Iowa St. Rivalry Night. Come out supporting your favorite school. Also on that night, will be the Pot O’ Blue and Gold raffle drawing. For more information, log onto

There are only 12 home games left, so make sure to get out to Community Field!