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Friday night at the ballpark — fireworks show!

August 25, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken
MEMwrites.wordpress.com
Aug. 25, 2015

Here are some photos that I took near the beginning of the fireworks show at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park after the home team’s 7-6 win in 14 innings over the Toledo Mud Hens.

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Friday night at the ballpark, Durham Bulls edition

August 25, 2015

By Matthew E. Milliken
MEMwrites.wordpress.com
Aug. 25, 2015

On Friday night, I went to a ballgame for the first time in about two years. I ended up getting quite a show.

By happenstance, I bought tickets for myself and my friend D— that placed us in section 120 of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. I’d never sat in that part of the stadium, but it turns out to be right behind the Bulls bullpen. D— and I sat three rows behind the Durham relievers. We could see them stretch, start to warm up and chat with fans.

Durham Bulls relievers Kirby Yates and Parker Markel

Durham Bulls relievers Kirby Yates and Parker Markel sit in the home team’s bullpen at Durham Bulls Athletic Park (DBAP) during an extra-innings Minor League Baseball game on Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, against the Toledo Mud Hens in Durham, N.C.

A very cute little girl, perhaps 5, was sitting immediately beside one end of the bullpen bench, which for the home team is mostly surrounded by a small concrete enclosure. (The visitors’ dugout is just a bench or two.) This girl talked regularly with the players. One of the pitchers had fun surreptitiously switching hats with a little boy who was sitting just behind the dugout.

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