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This past Saturday on Twitter, we asked you to provide wrong answers to what happens when someone hits the famous bull that posts up above the Blue Monster.

And so it begins…

Here are some of our favorite (wrong) answers of the 400+ responses.

Great answer, chap
(Sorry, Mike. Couldn’t resist)
Where else would this take place???
They’ve got our vote
Just as long as the winner is the one responsible for getting it home
Is the dab still a thing orrrrr
Winner.
One of many Breakfast Club references we enjoyed
Didn’t even need the rooster
And IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII…
Another contender for favorite answer
Finally, we’ll know what to get for their gift

As hopefully you all know, if a Bulls player hits the bull during a game, he gets a steak. If a visiting player hits the bull, nothing happens (why in the world would we give a visiting player anything??)


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Screen capture of future NFL star Patrick Mahomes pitching at the DBAP in 2012.

The time period between the NFL conference championship games and the Supe…um, “Biggest Football Game of the Season” allows for a ton of storylines to be covered ad nauseum, particularly the stars of the upcoming contest.

Naturally, a large spotlight has been shone on Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes, along with his connections to the game of baseball, which includes hi father, 11-year MLB veteran Pat Mahomes, along with Patrick’s own experience playing the game in high school.

In addition, a viral video on the eve of the Contest-Whose-Actual-Name-Shall-Not-Be-Named even showed a brief glimpse of him pitching at Durham Bulls…


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2019 Bulls MVP Jake Cronenworth was acquired by San Diego in a trade on Friday night.

2018–19 Bulls infielder/pitcher Jake Cronenworth was acquired by the San Diego Padres from the Rays along with Tampa Bay outfielder Tommy Pham on Friday night as part of a five-player trade. In exchange, the Rays received outfielder Hunter Renfroe, along with shortstop prospect Xavier Edwards and a player to be named later.

Cronenworth earned 2019 Bulls Team MVP honors, in addition to International League Midseason and Postseason All-Star nods, posting a .334 average (115–344) along with 75 runs, 26 doubles, four triples, ten homers and 45 RBI, in addition to a .422 on-base percentage and .934 on-base plus slugging percentage…


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Baseball America released today the top 15 most accomplished Minor League franchises of the 2010s. The Durham Bulls topped the list factored by wins, league titles, runner-up finishes and having the best overall record in one’s league.

A Tampa Bay Rays affiliate since joining the International League in 1998, the Durham Bulls have boasted monumental success in the last decade. In the 2010s the team had a .543 winning percentage (774–651), holding the best record in the International League in 2010 and 2013.

The Bulls played for the Governors’ Cup six times, winning in 2013, 2017 and 2018, more often…


The Durham Bulls have always had a good showing of former players in the MLB postseason both playing and coaching. This year is no different, except that it is. The Tampa Bay Rays, Durham’s parent club, made the playoffs for the first time since 2013, meaning that a majority of this year’s list is made up of Rays.

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2019 Durham Bulls Opening Day

That list of Tampa Bay Rays includes Willy Adames (2017–18), Anthony Banda (2018–19), Jalen Beeks (2019), Mike Brosseau (2019), Diego Castillo (2017–18), Yonny Chirinos (2017–18), Ji-Man Choi (2018), Jose De Leon (2017, 2019), Oliver Drake (2019), Matt Duffy (2016, 2019), Peter Fairbanks…


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So Thursday morning our social media person got to the office, cranked up their computer and saw this thread on Twitter:

We’re not saying our Twitter account had anything to do with this pair getting engaged, but we’re not NOT saying that either. A very hearty congratulations to the happy couple, and we hope they celebrate at a Bulls game soon!

Also, the lesson here is if you really like someone tweet about it to our account and we’ll maybe make sure you two are bonded for life.


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Jason Coats appears tabbed for Durham after hitting 15 homers for the Bulls a season ago (BrianFlemingPhotography.com)

Spring training is coming to a close and the Tampa Bay Rays are making their final cuts to camp in preparation for their opener against the Houston Astros. The last few moves have been made and as a result, the Durham Bulls roster is becoming clearer. Here are some of the latest cuts from Rays big league camp:

Emilio Bonifacio: Bonifacio, 33, was reassigned by Tampa Bay after joining the team on a minor league deal. A veteran of eight different Major League teams, Bonifacio could join Andrew Velazquez as one of the fastest duos in the International League. …


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Nate Lowe is tabbed for Durham to open the 2019 season after hitting 27 homers in 2018

With the MLB season underway after the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics battled in Japan, the Tampa Bay Rays’ season is just around the corner. So is the Durham Bulls’ and their roster is taking shape after another round of reassignments and options by Tampa Bay this weekend. Here are some potential players who could join the Bulls this season:

Anthony Bemboom: Bemboom, 29, was reassigned by Tampa Bay in his first season with the Rays organization. The veteran catcher has spent the past two seasons with Triple-A Albuquerque (Colorado Rockies), and hit .232 …


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Andrew Velazquez is tabbed for Durham’s Opening Day roster after swiping 29 bags for the Bulls in 2019

The baseball season is quickly approaching, and both the Tampa Bay Rays and Durham Bulls rosters are beginning to take shape. With just over two weeks until the Rays open their season against the Houston Astros and just over three weeks until the Bulls travel to Charlotte to face the Knights for their opener, we are getting a better picture of what their rosters will look like. The Rays recently optioned or reassigned multiple players to the minors who could end up playing at Durham Bulls Athletic Park this season.

Christian Arroyo: Arroyo, 23, could return to Durham for his…


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Colin Poche allowed just six earned runs in 66 innings pitched in 2018

When the Tampa Bay Rays traded Steven Souza Jr. to the Arizona Diamondbacks on February 20th, 2018 in a three-team deal with the New York Yankees, the focus was infield prospect Nick Solak and pitching prospect Anthony Banda coming to Tampa Bay. Both were highly regarded and rightfully so, with Solak coming off of a MiLB.com New York Yankees Organization All-Star honor and Banda having already made his Major League debut. However, the Rays also secured two “players to be named later” in the deal and on May 1st, the Rays acquired pitchers Colin Poche and Sam McWilliams from Arizona…

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