Archive for September, 2008

Bees Already Looking Forward to 2009!

September 26, 2008

Just less than two weeks ago, we were enjoying the Bees first Midwest League Championship since 1999. Although we are still enjoying the championship, we also have to look towards the 2009 season. Today, we announced the 2009 schedule. It can be found at http://www.gobees.com.

Three things really stand out to me when looking at the schedule. Number one, the season starts nearly a week later than last year. Opening Day will be April 9th compared to April 3rd. Secondly, the Bees will have only nine home games in the month of April. We had 16 home games in April this past season. Hopefully for you fans, this means less 40 degree games. The third thing I noticed is the balance in weekend games. In 2008, we went through a five-week stretch without any Friday or Saturday home games. With the new schedule, we will be able to spread out the different promotional nights like Jimmy Buffett Night and Cubs-Cards Night.

While you’re on the Bees’ website, make sure to vote for what game time you like the best (located at the bottom right of homepage). If you remember, during the first half of the season, games were set at 6:30, then changed to 7:00 in the 2nd half. The reason for moving it up to 6:30 was because of the cold weather earlier in the season. The more we can play while the sun is up, the better. Also, kids were still in school during most of the 1st half. We’ll announce game times and promotional nights very soon.

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Bees Win Midwest League Championship!

September 15, 2008

The Burlington Bees have won their first Midwest League Championship since 1999! The Bees were declared champions on Saturday because of the continuous rains that were falling throughout most of the country.

Thanks Bees’ fans for a fantastic season! Your support was awesome, especially throughout the playoffs. I know the players and coaches really appreciated it.

Here are some shots from the celebration:


The team with the trophy!


The guys had a lot of fun playing in the water.


Just like kids again.


Lots of fans greeted the team when they arrived back in Burlington.

Bees Advance to Midwest League Championship!

September 8, 2008

The Bees completed the sweep of Cedar Rapids Sunday afternoon in front of an enthusiastic Bees’ crowd, winning a close one 2-1. Great pitching, good defense, and timely hitting led to the win.

The schedule for the Midwest League Championship is set. The South Bend Silver Hawks defeated Dayton Tuesday night to win the Eastern Division. Games 1 and 2 will be at Community Field while Games 3-5 will be at South Bend.

Game 1 is scheduled for Wednesday at 6:30 at The Hive and Game 2 will be on Thursday at 6:30 at Community Field. For a complete schedule, log onto http://www.gobees.com.

Here are a few shots from Sunday’s game:

Bees Sweep Kane County Cougars!

September 6, 2008

Your Burlington Bees finished the sweep of Kane County Friday night to advance to the Western Division Championship Series. They will face the Cedar Rapids Kernels

Game 1 will take place Saturday night in Cedar Rapids at 6:30. The game can be heard on 1490 KBUR.

Game 2 will be on Sunday at Community Field at 2:00. Tickets are on sale right now at Community Field. If necessary, Game 3 will be at Community Field as well Monday night at 6:30.

Game 1 Goes to the Bees!

September 4, 2008

Your Bees won Game 1 of the quarterfinals in the Midwest League Playoffs Wednesday night at Community Field. The Bees overcame a 2-0 deficit to beat the Kane County Cougars 5-3. The best-of-3 series now heads Kane County Thursday and, if necessary, Friday. (EDIT: Tonight’s game has been postponed and the schedule has now been pushed back a day. Game 2 will take place Friday and Game 3 will be Saturday if necessary. Both games will start at 6:30)

Friday’s game starts at 6:30 and can be heard on KQ92 (92.1). Make sure to continue to log onto http://www.gobees.com for updates on the schedule.


Fans enjoyed a big comeback by the Bees and a huge fireworks show after the game Wednesday night.