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Montoyo Visits Durham for Reception
George Habel, Gary Tomlinson & Charlie Montoyo
Bulls VP George Habel (l to r), local publisher Gary Tomlinson & Bulls Manager Charlie Montoyo celebrate Montoyo’s upcoming move to Durham.

The Bulls welcomed new field manager Charlie Montoyo at a ballpark reception that gave new meaning to the term “business casual.” The March 15, 2007, gathering was held in the Bulls clubhouse, a venue beneath the DBAP that is usually off-limits to fans. Guests were served hors d’oeuvres in the weight room, libations in the locker room and gathered in the home dugout for an exclusive field-level view of the diamond.
 
Breakfast Club America logoThe evening reception was co-hosted by a new business networking group, Breakfast Club America. CBC is a charter member, and this was BCA’s first Durham event. Account Executives from all of CBC’s Raleigh broadcast divisions attended.
 
Montoya was joined by Mitch Lukevics, Director of Minor League Operations for the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Both men took a 24 hour break from spring training camp in St. Petersburg to visit Durham and introduce Montoyo to the business community.

More About The Heavy Hitters

Michael York & Mitch Lukevis
Mitch Lukevis (right) of Tampa Bay Devil Rays chats with business author/speaker Michael York in the Bulls dugout.

Mitch Lukevics
Lukevics was a star pitcher at Penn State.  He played in the White Sox organization and then moved into coaching and scouting.  Lukevics ran the Yankees’ farm system for six years before joining the Rays.
 
Charlie Montoyo
Montoyo comes to the Bulls from the Double-A Montgomery Biscuits where he won the Southern League Championship last year. Montoyo was an infielder, playing pro ball for 10 years in the Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Montreal organizations.  He made it to the majors for 27 games with the Expos in ’93.

Thanks to CS’ George Habel for this capcom story & these capcom photos.

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