Friday, May 7, 2010

Retro Baseball

The Bulls return to the old home place on Monday. It's an exclusive, one-night engagement at the Durham Athletic Park. The Bulls haven't played at the DAP since 1994. It was refurbished last year by the City of Durham. Today, NC Central University plays baseball there, and Minor League Baseball operates the ballpark as a training facility for umpires, grounds care, etc.

The DAP is a Durham landmark, and it's where Bull Durham was filmed in 1987. It's fitting that we're playing the Toledo Mud Hens on Monday evening. I like to think that the Bulls and the Mud Hens are the most famous Minor League ball clubs - the Bulls immortalized by Bull Durham and Toledo made famous by the TV series M*A*S*H.

Step back in time with us on Monday at the DAP. Bone up on Bulls' history at our web site. And you can get in the spirit by checking out these old photos at the Endangered Durham web site. Click here...then scroll down.