Photo of the Day: Godzilla?

Thursday, August 1, 2013
Godzilla clouds

Photo by Frank Hunter.

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Baseball is for Lovers

Thursday, July 25, 2013
holding hands

Photo by Frank Hunter.

For some, marriage comes down to a point system. The more points you accumulate, the more get-out-of-jail-free cards you can acquire and the more you can avoid the confines of the doghouse. Point gaining and losing depends on the dynamics of the union, the spoken and unspoken rules of the people involved. It should be understood that the allotting and taking away of points is very much like some of the particulars of taking out a sub prime loan.

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Blessed to repeat it: Durham Bulls beat Gwinnett Braves

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Photo by Frank Hunter.

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it,” George Santayana warned us. The better known version goes, “Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it,” but that is a corruption of what Santayana actually wrote. “Cannot remember” is not the same as “ignore.” One is a (forgivable) failure of recall, work unfulfilled; the other is a willful disregard, a resistance to the truth.

A little history, then. An attempt to remember.

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Breaking and Entering: Durham Bulls (barely) salvage final game of series against Pawtucket Red Sox

Monday, July 22, 2013
ominous DBAP

Photo by Frank Hunter.

Two Durham Bulls had their cars broken into on Saturday night. Valuables were stolen. The players gave statements to a policeman who was in the clubhouse after the game, which Pawtucket won 9-6. The night before that, the Pawsox won 9-7. The games were virtual carbon copies: the Bulls fell behind, way behind, and then came back only to fall a bit short in the end.

The vandalized cars were parked in the players’ lot, which is right across the street from the ballpark, under the Durham Freeway.

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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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Highwater: Durham Bulls rally, beat Charlotte Knights in ninth, win fifth straight

Friday, July 12, 2013
storm clouds

Photo by Frank Hunter.

To begin, a little accounting. Yesterday, I wrote incorrectly that the Bulls would have to go 30-20 to break the franchise’s all-time single-season win record. In mathematical fact, that clip would only have tied the 1962 record of eighty-nine wins. The Bulls would have had to go 31-19 to break the record. (They would still be slightly “worse” than the 1962 club, which bagged its eighty-nine wins in only 140 games; the 2013 club is scheduled to play 144.)

Make that 30-19.

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Durham Bulls beat Charlotte Knights: Broken Records

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Photo by Frank Hunter.

It’s one of those phrases that has two starkly different senses: the one where you break a record, and the one where you sound like one. Bulls pitcher Jake Odorizzi stifled the Knights on two hits and an unearned run over six innings last night, the Bulls hit two homers in the same game for the first time in a week and a half, and Durham basically cruised to yet another trademark win, 2013-style: quietly dominant starting pitching, ironclad relief, and enough runs to hold it together.

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Photo of the Day: Onlookers at Twilight

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Photo by Frank Hunter.

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Photo of the Day: Taking Cover

Tuesday, July 2, 2013
rain over fans in stands

Photo by Frank Hunter.

Unless the weather changes soon, we may be in store for this tonight. Which, come to think of it, doesn’t look so bad.

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Photo of the Day: Sunset

Sunday, June 30, 2013
sunset

Another stunning above-the-ballpark image from our photographer Frank Hunter.

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