baseball: red wings @ bulls

Twenty-one. I love being a Triple A area for a lot of reasons, but mostly for rehab starts. Last night out with the Film Critic, the game featured 100% more Justin Morneau than usual.

the american pasttime

Nineteen & twenty. Celebrated independence with a doubleheader yesterday, first the US National Collegiate Team taking on their Japanese counterparts, and then the Bulls (America’s favorite minor league team!) taking on the Braves. It was hot, but lovely.

it’s a nickname waiting to happen

Double dipping with two from the archives, since today guys-I’ve-seen-play-before-they-were-famous seems to be a theme: Alex White (#6) and Dustin Ackley (#13), top, both of whom made their MLB debuts this year, during their last ACC home series at Carolina; and bottom, freshly promoted Indians 3B Lonnie Chisenhall, when he was with the Kinston Indians — who are,…

baseball: scranton wilkes-barre yankees @ durham bulls

Eighteen. The Alpha Site goes to see the Yankees when they come to town every year, because shep.’s a native New Yorker and lifelong Yankees fan; as we like to see the future of my ballclub playing for the Tides (outlook: dismal), we like to see the future of her ballclub, too. They got thumped on Sunday evening, but Kei…

baseball: tides @ bulls, september ’10

Forty one. Final game of the regular season. The Bulls go on to the International League playoffs and the Tides go home for the year, but at least they made it interesting; today’s game went 12 innings. The Bulls won, 6-5. Above, bottom: Zach (left) and Buck (right) Britton are brothers. Zach, younger by 18…

baseball: indy indians @ durham bulls, august ’10

Thirty seven and thirty eight. Bulls rained out Thursday equals a 7-inning double header on Friday; we saw the last six innings of the first game, and the first five of the second. Bulls and Indians split. Notable about the Indianapolis Indians: they are not the Triple A farm club of the Cleveland Indians, which…

baseball: bluefield o’s @ burlington royals

Thirty six. Not gonna lie: rookie league baseball is Not Good Baseball. But, hey, the Orioles won two in a row! Sure, it’s the Bluefield Orioles — but it’s a start, right? Try not to think about the big club’s bullpen while you tell yourself that.

baseball: columbus clippers @ durham bulls, july ’10

baseball: columbus clippers @ durham bulls, july ’10, originally uploaded by minervacat. Thirty five. I am baffled by the Columbus Clippers. They are very, very good — they’re dominating their division in the International League by a fair margin — and yet their parent club, the Cleveland Indians, are very, very not good. (The Bulls…