One fitted a day, done my way. My love and passion for baseball and sports as a whole is translated through my collection of fitted caps. Most of these cranial gems I have collected through my vast adventures of Americas frontiers one dirt filled diamond at a time. Others in the collection have been purchased or given to me as gifts. Every Fitted has a team and every team has a story, these are my stories. The Fitted Diaries, One fitted a day, done my way...
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Hit the bull, win a steak.
Gooooood morning TFD readers. It's Thursday, rejoice, the weeks almost over. Until then, keep reading the blog and I'll keep you from falling asleep. On the blog today, we have the Durham Bulls. The fitted you see above is the primary cap the team wears for most of the season. Royal blue brim and crown, with the signature orange "D" and the bull jumping through it. Classic cap, which most will know if they see it due to the teams fame from the 1988 film Bull Durham. The film featured Kevin Costner as a minor league journeyman catcher, and Tim Robbins as an up an coming pitcher with a cannon for an arm; Highly recommended if you've never seen it. In the teams near 100 year history as The Durham Bulls, the club has seen its fair share of talent develop and eventually go on to have successful careers. Within the last 15 years the team has progressed greatly as it has moved up from A ball to AAA, in reflection of the hard work and fan support they have garnered. The team is currently an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and has seen such prospects as Evan Longoria and David Price work there way up through the ranks all the way to the show. The team plays at Durham Bulls Athletic Park, a 10,000 seat facility built in 1995. This classic minor league park has a light bulb lit out of town scoreboard, which keeps the nostalgic feel intact, and a 32 foot left field wall dubbed the blue monster. The place really does exude the family friendly environment that Minor League Baseball is all about. The Club and town are staples in the history of Minor League Baseball in America, and to me should be what other teams base their outlook on; Classic baseball, quirky traditions, and family fun. And if you were curious, the title of the post is relevant: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Durhambull.jpg Literally, hit the bull on with a home run and you got a free dinner buddy. Now thats some motivation to play baseball. See ya tomorrow!