Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Rock On: Pigging out at the ball yard (7 items)

By , Deseret News

March 12, 2014

Smith's Ballpark is the name, food variety is the game...hopefully. Meanwhile, Utes bust some moves at the end of winter conditioning.

1 of 7. FOOD YARD

Derks Field/Franklin Quest Field/Franklin Covey Field/Spring Mobile Ballpark is again changing its name. It is now Smith’s Ballpark.

The grocery chain has become the Salt Lake Bees’ signature sponsor, which bodes well for the concessions possibilities. With any luck, alongside the hot dogs, nachos and burgers, fans will be able to order up such grocery deli delights as mozzarella tomato salad, chocolate dipped strawberries and razzleberry pie.

Better yet, Rock On’s all-time ballpark dream: a stadium-size bowl of Cap’n Crunch.

2 of 7. PIG PROMO

Speaking of concessions food, the Triple-A Lehigh Valley IronPigs have decided to ham it up.

The team will wear uniforms on Saturdays that feature strips of bacon on the hat, shirt and pants. Other promotional plans include bacon-flavored cotton candy and free bacon sprinkles on all items, including ice cream.

Good move.

Has there ever, in the history of Earth, been a case where someone was cooking bacon and a crowd DIDN’T gather?

3 of 7. OVER-VENERATION

Asked about his quiet exit from the Jazz as a free agent, last year, Atlanta’s Paul Millsap said on Monday night: “Kicking and screaming? No. I respected the situation. I respected what the Jazz were doing and it was time to move along. The situation was right for me, so I’m here.”

He respected them so much that he racked up 23 points and eight rebounds in a win over the Jazz.

4 of 7. RAPT ATTENTION

The Toronto Raptors have announced they will be wearing throwback purple dinosaur jerseys at select games next year.

It’s always awesome when a team can connect to its tradition and history by … wait ... when did Toronto get an NBA team?

5 of 7. FOOTLOOSE

A video of the Ute football team having a dance-off at the end of winter conditioning workouts has hit the Internet.

Rock On’s favorite move: whoever did the “zombie dive.”

The bad part?

If anyone gets hurt and they have to announce an injury due to “dance fail.”