Sunday, September 15, 2013


For the fourth time in this young century the Durham Bulls have won the Governors' Cup, the International League Championship. A 7-0 victory over Pawtucket Saturday night clinched a second Cup for Bulls' Manager Charlie Montoyo. (His first one came in 2009.) Read the game story at

This is remarkable to me when you think back to the 2012 season. The team went 66-78, and it included a brutal, historic losing streak. The Tampa Bay Rays told us it could be two years before the Bulls were competitive as top prospects moved up through the farm system. Under promise. Over deliver.

What a turnaround! Finishing at .604 ...and at one point we had the best record in all of professional baseball, majors and minors.

Bulls win the IL Championship Saturday night in Pawtucket. 

The celebration continues 
in the visitor's clubhouse.

GM Mike Birling hugs the Govs' Cup, 
the 4th during his tenure.

ONE MORE GAME: The Gildan Triple-A National Championship is Tuesday night, hosted by the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs in Allentown PA. 

The Bulls will play the Pacific Coast League champions, the Omaha Storm Chasers. It's a one game, winner-take-all contest for the championship of Triple-A baseball on national TV.

It airs on the NBC Sports Channel at 7:00 eastern. Stay tuned...