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

4 Comments

Welcome to North Carolina! As a season ticket holder to the Carolina Mudcats I welcome you and hope that you have a great time here in NC. With a talented ball club this year I am sure you will get to see some great action as well as interview a lot of great players!

I tooo have been to Durham, But Living just 40 miles west of Philadelphia Pa in a small town named EXTON I am geographically set for baseball……….read on

It takes me 30 minutes to go watch the Wilmington Blue Rocks,A 45 minute drive and I can go to the Reading Phillies,One Hour and i can see the Lancaster Barnstormers,Trenton Thunder,Philadelphia Phillies, or Camdon Riversharks,Just under 2 hours and I am at the Somerset Patriots,NY Yankees,Aberdeen Ironbirds,Harrisburg Senators, at 2.5 hours are the Williamsport Crosscutters,Frederick Keys,Newark Bears,New York Mets. 3 hours to the Scranton Red Barons,4 hours for the Altoona Curve,5 hours for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Any wonder why i hit 50 games a year?

you find wonderful mom and pop eateries when you do road trips too.

one more thing
heres my Wilmington Blue Rocks page at http://members.tripod.com/~HEATHROW/index18.htm

I thought you were going to post something about the Arkansas Travelers!I saw their slogan and I thought different.

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