Bulls Minor League Baseball Enhance Fan Experience With New Sights and Sounds
There isn’t much minor about Minor League Baseball in the 21st century, and the Durham Bulls are no exception. This season, the Bulls introduced podcasts on their website, and the team’s partnership with Baseball Advanced Media (BAM) produced three ways to enjoy the game with streaming audio, video and Gameday.
“Technologically speaking, we’re like a Major League team,” Durham Bulls General Manager Mike Birling said. “These new entertainment options make it that much easier to bring the game home.”
Every day during the 2006 season fans can download a new pre-game interview in the form of a podcast with Durham Bulls play-by-play man Neil Solondz and a member of the team. The interviews are available on the homepage of www.durhambulls.com or through the iTunes podcast store.
Also in 2006, fans can listen or watch all Durham Bulls home games and several road games by clicking on the homepage scoreboard on www.durhambulls.com. Audio is free, while video is only $9.95 for the season. Plus, fans can enjoy Gameday, Major League Baseball’s real time play-by-play application, for all Durham Bulls games absolutely free. Gameday includes team statistics, player headshots, pitch-by-pitch updates and much more.
Finally, the Bulls have partnered with Tyler’s Taproom and Restaurant for a live pre-game show every Saturday at noon when the Bulls are in town. Play-by-play announcer Neil Solondz hosts the show at Tyler’s with several players and coaches dropping by for interviews and autographs.
Tickets for all Durham Bulls home games are available at www.durhambulls.com or by phone at (919) 956-BULL.
Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story.