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Working on my checklist: scorecard, radio (tuned to 620), batteries, tickets, parking pass, what else?
In the meantime more preseason pieces.
- Stacy Long over Biscuit Crumbs has the Bulls rotation as Cobb (today), Torres, Augenstein, Archer, and Torra.
- The Herald-Sun has added two more profiles, both well done, on outfielder Brandon Guyer and reliever Dane De La Rosa.
- Wonder of wonders! The Raleigh News & Observer has noticed that there's a baseball team in Durham with an opening day piece.
- Indy Week opens its excellent Bulls coverage with a print and web piece on both the ballpark and the players.
The Bulls start the season playing the Gwinnett Braves, the Atlanta Braves AAA team that moved from Richmond, Virginia to Lawrenceville, Georgia a couple of years ago. Todd Redmond, a pitcher we've seen a lot of, will start tonight. Their hot prospect is pitcher Julio Tehran, but outfielder Stefan Gartrell gave Bulls pitching a good bit of trouble last year. Season opening profiles of the Braves here and here.
Lastly, just to close out something I've been watching, the last 2011 Bull that I thought had a shot at making a big league team got sent to AAA. Justin Ruggiano, who we saw in the last five seasons here, was a nonroster invitee to the Houston Astros this spring. He is off to Oklahoma City, the Astros AAA team.
See you at the DBAP!
Oh, by the way, if you're not used to it, parking can be a bit tricky ... maybe come a bit early just in case.