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.

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: 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…

baseball: gwinnett braves @ durham bulls, july ’10

baseball: gwinnett braves @ durham bulls, july ’10, originally uploaded by minervacat. Thirty two. I think seeing the Gwinnett Braves play would be more interesting if I cared more about their big club and knew more about their farm system. But I don’t. Apparently this kid, Jordan Schafer, is a big deal. He appears to…

baseball: louisville bats (reds) @ durham bulls (rays)

baseball: louisville bats (reds) @ durham bulls (rays), originally uploaded by minervacat. Thirty one. I am terribly fond of the Durham Bulls; it pleases me to see so many guys who came through Durham doing so well in Tampa Bay right now. (Except for Matt Joyce, who is hitting .206. But I still love him.)…

baseball: gwinnett braves @ durham bulls

baseball: gwinnett braves @ durham bulls, originally uploaded by minervacat. Thirty. Rain delay and all — I was given a damn good ticket and I used it to take a lot of clooooose up photos.

baseball: swb yankees @ durham bulls

baseball: swb yankees @ durham bulls, originally uploaded by minervacat. Twenty two. North Carolina has ten minor league teams (if you count the Charlotte Knights, who technically represent Charlotte but play in South Carolina), which is the fourth most in the nation. (Florida at 13, California at 12, and New York at 11 come out…

baseball: pawsox @ bulls

baseball: pawsox @ bulls, originally uploaded by minervacat. Today I would sell a cat in exchange for a perfectly sunny — 1/100, f22 — perfectly breezy May afternoon. Some baseball and some beer would also not go amiss.

baseball: pawtucket red sox @ durham bulls

baseball: pawtucket red sox @ durham bulls, originally uploaded by minervacat. I love the Carolina baseball team a whole damn lot, but not enough to sit in the rain on a Monday to watch Matt Harvey1 pitch in an intrasquad scrimmage, so instead, have a stray shot from the Bulls/Pawsox series this summer. That starting…