Wednesday, July 1, 2020

It's Official — No Bulls Baseball This Year


Well, it happened. We knew it would, but it still hurts to know that we will not be going to the DBAP to watch the Bulls this year.

Several players we watched last year are on the Rays' 40-man and the new 60-man "pool", and we'll probably see some baseball. But no Bulls, no baseball in Bull City.

Press release here (with terrific video by Mike Birling); N&O article here; thinkpiece out of St Petersburg here, snippet on the 60 pool here.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Netting!

I was not a fan of the new netting when it was first installed, but, having dodged a bat more than once, I thought it was OK. And there was the problem of inattentive adults with small children seating them with their backs to the field on the top of the dugout...

This just makes sense. Must be outrageously expensive though ...

https://www.milb.com/durham/news/durham-bulls-to-extend-dbap-protective-netting/c-312767622?fbclid=IwAR0GkYBdkQssS3q6s5mb7U_AJYLJwq6A8m9xIq1fnltWoupCIEu6WEr-Dok

Monday, February 10, 2020

Pitchers and Catchers Report on Wednesday

Time is getting close ...

https://www.mlb.com/rays/news/rays-2020-spring-training-faqs

The hardest part of Spring Training is that it’s a different type of baseball than what we’re used to seeing. It’s a gradual buildup toward opening day, individuals are focused on themselves, not as much on who they’re facing.
With that context, here are some key areas to focus on and also what not to pay attention to over the next six weeks. Here’s the most important thing to ignore:

https://raysradio.mlblogs.com/rays-spring-training-what-are-we-looking-for-and-what-to-ignore-55d8b64e483e