Tuesday, March 2, 2010


Welcome to a blog about the best team in minor league baseball
The Durham Bulls!

Watching Durham Bulls Baseball is a place to have a conversation about our favorite team.

Major League Spring Training is pretty much in full swing, the Rays' first game is this Wednesday. But we aren’t going to know much about the Bulls until April. So this is a good time to “reset” this blog. By “reset” I mean that I’ll sort of start over from where we were about this time last year and not assume any of our readers have been here before. That way I’ll get a chance to re-visit and maybe come to a better understanding of the Bulls, minor league ball, AAA, and stuff such as just what the heck the International League really is.

Just for background, this blog started out in early 2009. At the time I really didn’t know all that much about the Bulls, the Rays, or minor league baseball. On the other hand, I figured that I was pretty much like most of the folks in the stands at any given Bulls game. As should have been clear last year, I also didn’t know much about blogging.

I wanted to learn more and I knew that the best way to learn something was to try to describe or explain it to someone else. Plus one of the nifty things about the web is that if you don’t know something, there’s someone out there who does.

When it comes to the specifics of the Durham Bulls, I am a real newcomer to following the team. After all, I’ve only been going to games regularly for four years, which makes me by far the junior person (along with my wife) among the regulars in front row of Section 208. They have been a wonderful source of trivia and anecdotes.

Looking back I seem to be following a couple of principles. I don’t think I’ll change them much with this reset.

  • Keep the focus on the Bulls and the International League as much as possible. That’s another way of saying this is a blog about the Durham Bulls, not the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Don’t worry too much about being wrong ... and don’t get upset when someone tells you that you are.
  • The business of minor league baseball can be more than a little arcane. Explain if you must, but don’t let it get in the way of the game.
  • Have fun.


  1. I appreciate that you put this blog out there. It has been nice to have other Bulls fans to discuss all this with.

    It should be another fun year. I don't think I am going to be able to make it to many games, though, since my wife will be spending the first part of the summer in her third trimester and we will probably be pretty busy the second half of the summer in a sleep-deprived haze.

    I guess I will just have to read other folk's game accounts.

  2. Sect. 117, checking in. Can't wait for April.