||Bulls To Play First Home Game in 2004 Season
Fans coming to Opening Night at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Wednesday, April 14, 2004, will want to come early because the Bulls are celebrating their history not once, but twice.
Opening Night festivities kick-off at 6:30pm when the Bulls honor their champions of the past as friends from Baseball America come out to introduce players and relatives from past Durham Bulls championship teams dating back to 1922. As the champions are introduced, flags will be raised above the Blue Monster in left field; permanently recognizing all eleven Durham championships. Following the ceremony, International League President Randy Mobley will hand out championship rings to the remaining members of the Bulls’ 2003 Governor’s Cup Championship.
After celebrating the championships, the team will turn its attention to the stadium that is housing the team for its 10th season. The team will recognize the Durham Bulls Athletic Park’s 10th Birthday with a short video documenting the building of the magnificent ballpark followed by ceremonial first pitches from some of the key people who built our beloved park.
Following play introductions and the presentation of the flag, pre-game ceremonies conclude with a very special National Anthem performance by former Miss North Carolina, Rebekah Revels.
The 2004 Bulls team includes several familiar faces, including 13 players from the 2003 International League Championship team. All three coaches from the 2002 and 2003 championship teams are returning as well.
The Bulls opened the 2004 season on the road with an 8-3 victory to the Toledo Mudhens on Thursday, April 8th. The Bulls are 2-2 on the road and were rained out on Monday & Tuesday, April 12-13 in Columbus.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story.