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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Da Bulls

A couple of private conversations over the past few days convinced me to head over to the DBAP for the Bulls final home game of the 09 season. It's game 2 of the Governor's Cup, the International League Championship series, which the Bulls are now leading 2 games to none over the Scranton Wilkes-Barre Yankees.

A sparkling double play started by Bulls shortstop Elliot Johnson in the second inning, which kept the game in reach, was the on-field highlight.

In the stands, though, the spontaneous "Yankees Suck!" chant started by fans along the left field line in the 8th and 9th innings warmed the cockles of my heart, and disproved my theory that Bulls fans were incapable of making any noise whatsoever unless directed to by the electronic scoreboard. Well done.

In other Bulls news, look forward to May 10 next year when the Bulls will take on Cpl. Klinger's beloved Toledo Mud Hens in a Monday night game at the old, but recently refurbished, Durham Athletic Park. No word yet on how the Bulls are going to handle ticket sales at the old park, which only seats a couple of thousand people. I'd imagine that season ticket holders are going to get first dibs on these, which makes it highly unlikely that you'll be able to walk up to the window on game day and buy a ticket. So be prepared.



  • Speaking as a fan, and regular DBAP attendee, I'd say the most annoying thing about the fake-clap scoreboard crap is how, when the fans occasionally bust into spontaneous rhythmic clapping, the scoreboard/PA operator will belatedly turn on one of the fake-clap routines, effectively drowning out & quashing the real spontaneous stuff.

    The playoffs have been awesome, as Kevin noted in his excellent post earlier on BCR. One thing he didn't mention is that many of us down in the lower field box sections were first-timers in that area, since those seats are usually season-ticket territory. One can only assume that a fair # of season tickets are held by companies/sponsors, which might explain why none of those folks could get it together to buy individual playoff tickets. If their absence contributed to the collegiality & intensity of the smaller # of fans in attendence, then, well . . .

    Regarding the tickets for Mud Hens at the DAP: per Da Bulls, playoff ticket buyers get priority (probably behind season ticket holders, but ahead of everybody else), so hang onto that ticket stub or electronic receipt . . .

    By Blogger Ross Grady, at 10:44 AM  

  • Really? Good news that.

    By Blogger Barry, at 11:00 AM  

  • Talked to anyone about No Bull Mondays?

    By Blogger Michael Bacon, at 11:05 AM  

  • Have had a few brief conversations. Positive feedback so far, but that could be the select audience i'm talking to.

    By Blogger Barry, at 11:44 AM  

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