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Flooded infield postpones Bees game

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It was more than 24 hours after Tuesday's midday downpour, but that storm was still enough to postpone the Salt Lake Bees' scheduled home game against the Albuquerque Isotopes on Wednesday night at Franklin Covey Field.

With blue skies and temperatures in the 80s, it seemed like a perfect night for baseball. But after a nearly hour delay with the grounds crew working hard on a particularly wet spot in the infield near third base, the game was called due to "unsafe playing conditions."

Fans booed the public address announcement that the game was going to be postponed, but they were told that a single ticket from Wednesday night's game can be traded in for two tickets to any remaining Bees game.

It was just the fourth time in the 12-year history of Franklin Covey Field that a game has been postponed in August and the first time since Aug. 20, 1999.

Wednesday's game will be made up as part of a doubleheader today beginning at 5 p.m.

In other Bees news, outfielder Reggie Willits was sent back to Salt Lake by the parent Los Angeles Angels. Relief pitcher Greg Jones, meanwhile, was recalled by the Angels.