Charlie Montoyo’s Classic Salsa

Monday, December 22, 2014
Durham Herald-Sun. December 21, 2014.  (Thanks to Carl Rist for the image).

Durham Herald-Sun. December 21, 2014. (Thanks to Carl Rist for the image).

All of us in Durham continue adjusting to news of Bulls’ manager Charlie Montoyo’s promotion to the coaching staff of the Tampa Bay Rays.  The depth of his impact is measured by the mix of elation and loss many feel.  Yesterday the Bulls took out this full-page ad in the Herald-Sun to thank Charlie.  His listed achievements speak for themselves.

A couple of years ago I was working on a piece about Charlie for Paris Review Daily (“Field Notes,” August 20, 2012, a version of this piece is in the Bull City Summer book).  

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Charlie Montoyo goes to The Show

Friday, December 19, 2014

Charlie Montoyo. Photo courtesy of the Durham Bulls.

Just a quick note here while the news is fresh. Word came today that Charlie Montoyo, who has been the Durham Bulls’ manager since 2007 and is the all-time franchise leader in wins, has been promoted to the major leagues. He’ll be the third base coach for the Tampa Bay Rays, who have moved field staff around in the wake of manager Joe Maddon’s departure for the Chicago Cubs.

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Bull City Summer Book – the Perfect Gift

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Available everywhere.  Hailed by the New Yorker, the New York Times, Harper’s, Slate, Mother Jones, ARTnews, and more.  Get it directly from the publisher, Daylight. From Letters Bookshop in downtown Durham.  From Regulator Bookshop in Durham.  From the gift shop at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, open year-round.  From Amazon other sources.

Bull City Summer Cover A Season at the Ballpark



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