Dreaming of the Big Time: Baseball Camp with the Durham Bulls

Friday, August 9, 2013
baseball camp

Photo by Ivan Weiss.

An army of kids stream into the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, their eyes wide. This is it, the big time, the world’s best minor league field, and they’re about to take it like the Visigoths took Rome.

They’ve made it to the show.

Okay, so maybe it’s just one of the baseball camps the Durham Bulls sponsor every summer, but it feels bigger than that. Not only are these kids going to play on a professional field, they’re going to be coached by professional players.

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The Dog Days of Summer

Saturday, June 22, 2013

You’d expect the army of Labs adorned with bandanas, cool as Wil Myers flying first class to Tampa. The Petit Basset Griffon Vendéen? Not so much.

But a defining element of this year’s “Bark in the Park” at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park was the sheer canine diversity of it all. You had your Labs, of course, and more mutts than you could shake a stick at, but also a hundred-pound Newfoundland named Bigley, whose laid-back demeanor attracted kids and their camera-carrying parents by the score.

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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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