Call Me Up Maybe, Part I

Monday, May 20, 2013

Photo: Elizabeth Matheson.
In the third inning on May 9 at the DBAP, Durham Bulls outfielder Wil Myers was removed from the game. There was no obvious reason for this. Myers had had one at-bat in the game to that point, lining out to left field on the first pitch he saw in the first inning. In right field, where he plays, he had not had any balls hit to him. If he had gotten hurt, it didn’t seem like it could have come from playing.

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The Latest BCS Installment in The Paris Review

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The latest installment in Bull City Summer’s series on Paris Review Daily was posted this morning. It features a trailer by Ivan Weiss and a new piece of writing by Adam Sobsey. Enjoy.

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A Belated Introduction

Friday, May 10, 2013

The season began a little over a month ago, so perhaps Bull City Summer seems, well, a little behind in the count. No matter: Being behind in the count only makes you focus better. It makes you pay closer attention, develop a plan, get smarter about what you’re doing up there.

In fact, we only seem behind. Our team of writers and photographers has been at the ballpark—and beyond—from the very first home game of the season: taking pitches, taking pictures.

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Sam Stephenson and Adam Sobsey on “The State of Things”

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Back in the beginning of April, Sam visited Frank Stasio on WUNC’s The State of Things to talk about the Bull City Summer project. Listen to the full interview here!

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Bull City Summer in The Paris Review

Monday, May 6, 2013

Adam Sobsey wrote a great article introducing the concept of Bull City Summer, which appeared in The Paris Review last week.

We’re drawn to this project not by Bull Durham or by nostalgia or romance or sentimentality, which quickly decays into kitsch, but by the daily volatility and mutability of the Triple-A world: its struggles and paradoxes, its desperation and detachment.

Read his full article here.

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Welcome to Bull City Summer!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

2013 is the 25th anniversary of the hit movie Bull Durham. Bull City Summer will cover all 72 home games during the 2013 season at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park and the results—in literary writing and art photography—will update the brand created by that movie for this historic minor league baseball franchise.

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