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MiLB: Burlington Bees at Kane County Cougars

14 April 2009 No Comment

Last year at this time I was unstaffed at my new consulting company which is located in Oak Brook, IL. Usually, while unstaffed, I look to see what MLB weekday afternoon games are taking place. Everybody knows the Chicago Cubs play the most weekday afternoon games throughout the season in Major League Baseball and to a much lesser extent the Chicago White Sox play some weekday afternoon games as well.

However, what I believe is a little known fact is that the Kane County Cougars (the Class A minor league affiliate for the Oakland Athletics) play a handful of weekday afternoon games during the month of April because the weather is usually too cold to play at night. For example, this season the Cougars are playing six weekday afternoon games during April and two for the rest of the season.

Tuesday afternoon I decided to attend the Kane County Cougars game over my lunch break (a longer lunch break than normal). The drive to Elfstrom Stadium is about 25 minutes from the office.

Obtaining Tickets
Tickets for the game were either $10 or $12. Since there is no bad seat, I chose the $10 ticket.

The Game
It was obviously school field trip day when I got into the stadium. Kids were running around everywhere and the stadium was full of school groups. Without the kids, there were probably only a few dozen fans in attendance. The Burlington Bees defeated the Cougars 3-2 in a game that lasted 2:41.

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