Bulls in Hats

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Howard and Bakari

Howard and his son, Bakari. Photo by Roni Nicole Henderson.

I sit in a sea of hats, mostly blue and orange, all displaying capital Ds with Bulls leaping from their center. So many hats, old, brand-new, mesh, wool, bent brims, straight brims, some worn in the traditional manner, some turned to the back or even sideways. These conservative, ostentatious, loud, quiet, unassuming, over-the-top and out-of-the box hats do more than represent the Durham Bulls baseball team.

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Photo of the Day: Fireworks

Thursday, July 4, 2013
fireworks at dbap

Photo by Alex Harris.

Happy Fourth of July to all of you. Fireworks at the ballpark tonight!

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Durham Bulls in the AL East?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013
waiting in line

Waiting in line at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park box office, June 2013. Photo by Alex Harris.

Last night I tuned my transistor radio to 620 AM and listened to the Durham Bulls play the Buffalo Bisons in Buffalo. Simultaneously, I tuned my iPhone to the MLB radio stream, put it in my iHome, and listened to the Tampa Bay Rays play the Toronto Blue Jays in Tampa Bay. It was a good night to listen to two games at once: The Bulls won 7-1 and the Rays 4-1.

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Father’s Day

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father’s Day from all of us here at Bull City Summer. In celebration of the holiday, and of all the men in our lives, some paternal-themed images and musings from the ballpark and beyond:

Father’s Day at the Ballpark

Do fathers still play catch with their kids? Do they come home from a long day at the office or factory, loosen their ties or trade their work boots for tennis shoes, and grab their gloves?

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Jim Paduch Retires; Durham Bulls Beat Scranton/Wilkes-Barre: Suddenly

Monday, June 3, 2013

Photo by Alex Harris.

Just as there was little to say about the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ 9-1 pounding of the Durham Bulls on Saturday, there isn’t that much to pick apart about the Bulls returning the favor, more or less, 7-4, on Sunday. The game was not as close as the score indicates, as the sports cliché goes. Mike Montgomery, the somewhat mysterious lefty making his second start for Durham since returning from an arm injury, “tossed” six innings of six-hit, three-run ball.

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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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