Sunday, April 5, 2009

Almost There!

I’m back from my pre-baseball season sojourn at the John C. Campbell Folk School. The weather up in the hills wasn’t the best and the dogwoods were not yet in bloom in the Brasstown area, but a week in the mountains indulging on my other obsession (weaving) was really great.

Back in Raleigh the dogwoods were in bloom and the prognosticators were hard at work taking a look at the major league teams. A bit hard to find in the N&O since UNC is one game away from a national championship and the Hurricanes made it to the playoffs (but it did publish the AP’s Ronald Blum’s take on the season today).

Over in the Rays blogiverse Her Rays offered her unique perspective on the Rays season.

But this blog isn’t about the Majors or even the Rays, it’s about the Bulls. So what do we know so far?

Stacy Long in the Montgomery Advertiser has his take on all of the Rays minor league rosters, including the Bulls (Thanks, Cork). Cork Gaines over at Rays Index has plugged those names into his “Cork-Board” with the caveat that there’s still some room for changes.

Even the Bulls website has gotten into the game by announcing the starting rotation yesterday.

It looks like we’re actually going to be able to hear all the games this year even if you’re not standing next to the broadcast tower and holding your tongue just right -- with 99.9 FM. Gotta wonder about last year. After all, it’s Goodman Field and Goodman owns the Bulls and the station. Nevertheless, it looks like there’s gonna be a couple of games where you’ll have to get the game via the web (or HD radio ... what the hell is HD radio?).

What’s important, however, is this Thursday we’re gonna have some baseball!

And at 6:30 Tuesday, April 7th, the Bulls will have a Meet the Team Day at the DBAP. That may be the first time we get a look at the full roster.


  1. Counting the minutes - looking forward to seeing you guys. Will you be there on Tuesday?

  2. That's the plan. Understand they'll have a "buffet" for season ticket holders up behind 1st base.