Thursday, June 30, 2011

Meet me @ the DBFP: Durham Bulls FIREWORKS Park

We know how to celebrate the 4th of July. Indeed, 4 is the critical integer: 4 days of baseball and 4 days of fireworks.

Maximum holiday flexibility! You can do your Independence Day celebration Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday.

I’ll hit some of the highlights:

Friday night (7pm) is USA Baseball’s first-ever Prospect Classic. America’s top college players take on the nation’s best 18 and under prospects. (Buy a ticket behind home plate and watch yourself on the MLB Network Saturday when they replay the game.) Miss North Carolina is in the house, there's a Back Porch Music concert on the American Tobacco Lawn from 6-8pm and the evening concludes with fireworks.

Saturday the Bulls return to the DBAP to play the Gwinnett Braves (7pm) and the game is followed by another pyrotechnics show. Note: the day begins with the Blue Points 5K on the American Tobacco Trail. The run is staged by Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC and benefits Drug Free NC and Urban Ministries.

Sunday is a double header. At 3pm it’s USA Baseball. In this game, America’s top amateurs play Japan. Next up: the Bright Leaf Hot Dog Eating Contest. Then, at 7pm the Bulls play Gwinnett followed by fireworks.

Monday is the All-American real deal. At 5pm there bluegrass music on the Lawn at American Tobacco. Then, we move over to the ballpark for the City of Durham’s official celebration. At 6pm it’s the USA vs. Japan. After the game, we detonate more fireworks, but that’s not all. The night concludes with Kids Run the Bases ‘round the DBAP diamond. I should point out that the City received a grant from Liberty Mutual for extra fireworks. It should be a boffo show, a memorable evening in the Bull City.

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Please, leave the fireworks to the professionals. Stay away from those roadside tents. Skip that trip to Tennessee for contraband cherry bombs. Join us this weekend at the DBAP!

Happy Independence Day. God Bless America.