I think we'll leave the serious analysis to the folks at the links. We were there. It wasn't exactly fun, but a bad day at the DBAP — no mistake about it, it was a bad day — is still a good day. And there won't be any more this year.
Should we have been annoyed at the announcement that blared out just before the teams took the field?
- Durham Bull Dan Johnson named Tampa Bay Rays Minor League Player of the Year.
- Durham Bull Jeremy Hellickson named Tampa Bay Rays Minor League Pitcher of the Year.
- Durham Bull Desmond Jennings named Tampa Bay Rays Minor League Defensive Player of the Year
- Durham Bull Elliot Johnson named Tampa Bay Rays Triple A Player of the year.
What's that? Only
three one of those guys was actually playing for the Durham Bulls last night. Really?
OK, we know the whole point of AAA is to send guys to the majors, but sometimes, especially when you're in the process of getting your head handed to you, it hurts.
So, why did it happen? It wuz the hats.
I rest my case.
In the meantime, WDBB is working on a year-end summary, preparing for the Moonlight Graham Awards ceremony, and getting ready for another trip to the mountains tomorrow.
One area needs your help. I'm pretty sure the Bulls front office reads our posts, so if you've got some DBAP gripes and praise, let me know and I'll pass them on.