MLB.com’s Benjanmin Hill writes about his experiences with the Durham Bulls Explorer Post 50.
MLB.com reporter Benjamin Hill recently spent some time with the Post 50 Explorer crew at the Durham Bulls. Hill wrote about his experience in an article entitled “Bulls’ innovation on display in TV booth” which posted on MLB.com on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.
Hill calls the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in downtown Durham on of the “crown jewels of minor league baseball. He says the DBAP “has rejuvenated an area that had been left to decay following the collapse of the city’s once-thriving tobacco industry.”
Hill goes on to write that “perhaps nothing embodies the innovation and optimism of the ‘new’ Durham Bulls than the Explorer Post 50 Program, started by Bulls owner (and Capitol Broadcasting CEO) Jim Goodmon in 1998. The program provides area students between the ages of 14 and 20 hands-on experience in the field of broadcasting.”
110 students are chosen each year to be a part of Explorer Post 50. They work at 10-15 games in crews of 16, bringing the Bulls to your television set.
On Saturday, July 23rd, Hill worked as an honorary member of the Post 50 crew for three innings. He shared his experience in the article, describing how the students learn and procure skills they can use in a later career in broadcasting.
Check out Hill’s article here: