Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Bulls Return; Jones Number to be Retired

Thursday, Aug 15, Game 126: Durham Bulls 2; Gwinnett Braves 1
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Friday, Aug 16, Game 127: Durham Bulls 5; Gwinnett Braves 4
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Sunday, Aug 17, Game 128: Durham Bulls 8; Charlotte Knights 5 (7 Innings)
Game 129: Durham Bulls 5; Charlotte Knights 1 (7 Innings)
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Monday, Aug 18, Game 130: Durham Bulls 0; Charlotte Knights 1
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Season: 80-30; Road Trip: 4-3

When they told me that cell coverage, much less wi-fi, was going to be erratic at this place in the mountains, I didn’t believe them. But you know what? It was erratic and I have to admit that it was nice to be out of touch for a couple of days. Somehow the Bulls mostly did just fine without WDBB watching them, as they edged toward locking up their South Division championship.

Ryan Roberts is back. He’s no longer on the 40-man as the Rays are going through a big round of roster manipulations (that are likely to continue for the next couple of weeks). Brandon Gomes finished his rehab assignment, went back to the Rays, and is now reported to been optioned back to the Bulls. That’s good news for the Bulls, but I doubt he will hang around for the playoffs. Bulls regular, Jason Bourgeois, is still with the Rays, but guessing is that he might return as well, unless he’s out of options (whatever that means).

The Durham Bulls’ Chipper Jones, right, throws to first to turn a double play as Kinston’s Omar Ramirez is out at second during a game played in Durham on May 31, 1992. N&O file photo.

Today is the big Chipper Jones day at the DBAP. Cory Smith at the N&O came up with a great photo and has a nice story on Jones’ time with the Bulls back in 1992.

The Herald-Sun's Steve Wiseman is in Baltimore for some reason and is filing Bulls-related stories. Here's one on Wil Myers' time with the Bulls, with some quotes from fellow 2013 Bulls Chris Archer and Jason Bourgeois.

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