Today is the first day off for the Durham Bulls this year. We are reminded of just how relentless the pace is for those who play this game. For the last 25 days the guys have suited up and (with weather exceptions) gone out on the field every single day. It’s a tough job.
Tomorrow the Buffalo Bisons, the Triple A team of the Toronto Blue Jays, are in town for their only visit of the year. The Bulls will play them here for three games and then they’ll play three games next week (May 11-13) up in Buffalo. And that’s it. They will not see each other again this year unless they meet in the playoffs in September.
Just now the Bisons hold the best record of any team in the International League, and they have the best pitching in the league. That means that we should be seeing some interesting baseball, including another early morning “education day” next Thursday.