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Knowing the Opponent: Durham Bulls

September 22, 2009

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“Never underestimate your opponent, that is the worst thing you could possibly do.”- Ryne E. Hancock December 12, 2008 Durham Bulls Affiliate: Tampa Bay Rays (since 1998) Home Park: Durham Bulls Athletic Park (capacity 10,000) The Skinny: The most famous minor league team in baseball history, the Bulls have played in Durham since 1902, when […]

Yes, Miss Candy, Memphis is a city of champions again

September 19, 2009

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It was 9 years ago on Tuesday when a guy by the name of Albert Pujols hit a game winning homer to give the Redbirds their first championship in franchise history, and the first for the city since the Memphis Chicks won the Southern League championship. Since that September night in 2000, New Orleans, Edmonton, […]

Yes, Miss Candy, Memphis is a city of champions again

September 19, 2009

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It was 9 years ago on Tuesday when a guy by the name of Albert Pujols hit a game winning homer to give the Redbirds their first championship in franchise history, and the first for the city since the Memphis Chicks won the Southern League championship. Since that September night in 2000, New Orleans, Edmonton, […]

One more to go

September 17, 2009

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If the Redbirds win the city’s 17th professional championship and the 14th in the city’s baseball history, let it be known that not too many people in Memphis has taken notice of the success story that has been the Redbirds in the postseason. On the strength of Trent Hamilton’s homer in the 6th inning, the […]

It doesn't get any better

September 12, 2009

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The only thing missing from the summer of 2006, in which yours truly, a group of friends, and a chocolate cutie became part of the city’s long list of baseball characters was a season like this. On Friday night, in front of 5,682 at Autozone Park, the Redbirds, who last hosted a game after Labor […]

It ends tonight

September 11, 2009

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It’s been ten years since there was baseball played after Labor Day in the Bluff City, when Albert Pujols hit that game winning home run to clinch the PCL championship for the ‘Birds on a warm Friday night at Autozone Park. Since that day in September of 2000, Autozone Park at this time of the […]

Remembering 2000

September 4, 2009

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When Autozone Park opened in 2000, it was to Memphians, the best thing since Elvis Presley cut his first record album in 1954. It gave rebirth to what was then known as a dying part of Downtown, which hadn’t seen baseball played in the central business district since 1960, when Russwood Park burned to the […]