I still remember seeing some of the games at Derks Field. I remember watching
when they beat Great Falls for the Pioneer League Championship, Bill Murray
(part owner) was in attendance. It was an awesome place to watch a game.I like watching the Bees every now and then, but the same fun atmosphere
I remember with the Trappers is now up in Ogden with the Raptors. The fans just
seem more into the game. After the Buzz came into town, the Trappers became the
Pocatello Posse for one year before going back to Ogden. I believe they wanted
to stay the Trappers, but Edmonton was with the PCL and there was possible legal
problems so they had a name the team contest and are now the Raptors.Good to see Salt Lake celebrating the Trappers...but they still live on in
Ogden as the Raptors.
I lived in SLC at the time. I was in the second year of my first marriage, and
we were still happy with each other. The excitement in the city was off the
wall. Derks was just a great place to watch a game in the evening, with the sun
setting past the Oquirrhs and still shining on the Wasatch. You had to park
where you could find it, usually down the road south of the stadium. If I
remember rightly we tied the record at home, and I and Melanie were there, and
broke it on the road. This and watching the Lady Utes win their AIAW National
Championship (first of five titles in a row), my first-ever National
Championship seen, have been the high points of my life, sports-wise. Fond
memories. Go, Trappers!!!!
It was a fun time. I remember sitting in the stands during the streak. I also
remember the game to tie it had fans sitting on the warning track six deep in
order to find a seat. No way that would be allowed to happen now.