Bulls Host 2006 Hot Stove Luncheon

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Bulls Host 2006 Hot Stove Luncheon

Hot Stove Banquet
The Durham Bulls hosted the 2006 Hot Stove Banquet on January 31st.

On Tuesday, January 31, the Durham Bulls hosted the 2006 Hot Stove Luncheon in Bay 7 of the American Tobacco Campus. After 8 years under manager Bill Evers, who managed the Bulls to the International League Championship in 2002 and 2003, the Bulls introduced their new field manager, John Tamargo.

Tamargo has coached or managed at the minor and major league levels with the Mets, Astros, and Brewers. He had a 15-year managerial career in the minors.

Hot Stove Banquet
Banquet-goers were treated to a buffet by Centerplate.
Hot Stove Banquet
Bulls Announcer Bill Law (far right) moderated a Q&A with Bulls Manager John Tamargo (l to r) & Tampa Bay’s Matt Silverman & Andrew Friendman.

Also in attendance were Tampa Bay Devil Rays President Matt Silverman and Vice President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman. Silverman is responsible for leading the Devil Rays daily business operations, and has spent the past two years with the Rays, previously serving as Vice President of Planning and Development. Friedman is responsible for the on-field success of the organization.

Lunch was provided by Centerplate, the food provider of the Durham Bulls, and was followed by a Q&A session with Tamargo, Silverman, and Friedman. The trio took questions from Bulls fans and local media. Following the Q&A session, attendees were invited to tour the Durham Bulls Athletic Park.

John Tamargo
The Bulls new Manager John Tamargo got a chance to address the baseball crowd.
Hot Stove Banquet
American Tobacco’s Bay 7 housed the annual baseball event.

The event was emceed by Bulls Public Address Announcer Bill Law and featured an appearance by Capitol Broadcasting Company President & CEO Jim Goodmon.

Thanks to DBBC’s Mary Beth Warfford for this capcom story & these capcom photos.

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