Our last game was Monday, but the season truly ended this afternoon with a noon celebration of Bill Law's life here at the ballpark. The closing prayer was followed by Take Me Out to the Ball Game. Reception fare: hot dogs and nachos. That's the way Bill wanted it!
Our long-time PA announcer and team ambassador was beloved by fans, staff and the larger baseball community, owing to his devoted leadership of the Raleigh Hot Stove. RDU's Mr. Baseball. Forever a Bull. [Obituary] [Bill's Law - his life in baseball, wralSPORTSfan.com]
The Durham Bulls Athletic Park, with its steel beams and brickwork, has has a certain look, and because of Bill, it even has a sound. His voice reverberated beneath the roof and throughout the concourse on the PA system. It truly met the criterion of “unique” - a Boston accent mellowed (or sweetened) by a lifetime spent in North Carolina. [More memories from our staff.]
We will miss Mr. Law…deeply. I have not known a more loyal member of the staff. And I can still hear his voice at the ball yard.
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A moment of silence for Bill Law at the August 30th Bulls game.