Saturday, July 2, 2016

Bulls 0-2 in Norfolk. Sigh! But Braves to Bragg

Game 82, June 30, Harbor Park, Norfolk, Virginia
Durham Bulls (Tampa Bay Rays): 4
Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles): 5
Wrap, Box, Virginian-Pilot

Game 83, July 1, Harbor Park
Durham Bulls: 1
Norfolk Tides: 2
Season: 36-47; Trip: 2-3
Wrap, Box, Virginian-Pilot

The Norfolk Tides may have the worst won-lost record in the International League, but they are a better team than the Bulls. Too bad that with this extremely bizarre schedule for 2016 the Bulls play them so many times.

Two painful losses. So let's talk about something else.

Outside the game —

  • Taylor Motter, who's been up with the Rays for a while, got into last night's game against Detroit — as a pitcher.
  • Jaff Decker cleared waivers and will be coming back to Bulls.
  • The Montgomery Biscuits get a lengthy article in the most recent issue of The Bitter Southerner. Interesting that, unless I missed something, not once in the entire article are the Tampa Bay Rays mentioned, nor is there any commentary whatsoever on baseball actually being played. Not sure how the author managed that.
  • Up in Washington, DC a bill has been introduced entitled, "The Saving America's Pastime Act." Turns out that, in some opinions, the whole purpose of the act is to keep minor league ballplayers in poverty.
  • Two women have signed professional baseball contracts. Co-ed baseball has arrived.
  • In a very big deal, a major league ballpark has arisen at Ft Bragg and the Braves and Marlins are scheduled to play tomorrow. A couple of links here and here.

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