The Greatest Show on Dirt
Greetings from Durham. Just flew in this morning for a four-day stint through what many consider to be the best place in the country for Minor League ball. The state is littered with clubs, which is why, of course, I’m here. I’ll post again tonight to let you know about the ballpark and all of its accoutrements once the game is underway. Right now, we’re (myself and multimedia whiz Joe Cronin) waiting to interview B.J. Upton about playing in Triple-A, his Futures Game experiences from a year ago, and the draft (particularly about his brother, Justin, who could go No. 1 overall this year).
As an added bonus, Zach Duke is taking the hill for your Indianapolis Indians against the Durham Bulls. Duke’s got seven wins already and I’ve had the lefty on "Around the Minors" on MLB Radio several times. Last time I saw him, he was winning for Altoona in the Eastern League playoff series against Erie last year.
We’ll be watching and talking to a ton of the top prospects the game has to offer, so check back early and often for posts here as well as features — both written and video — in the future. Here’s our itenerary:
- Today: Durham, NC — Durham Bulls vs. Indianapolis Indians
- Tuesday: Zebulon, NC — Carolina Mudcats vs. Huntsville Stars
- Wednesday: Conway, SC — Big South College Baseball Conference Tournament (gotta get some draft stuff done)
- Thursday: Kinston, NC — Kinston Indians vs. Winston-Salem Warthogs