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Entries from January 31st, 2012

The ’91 Bulls: Caraballo creates havoc on basepaths

January 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment · '91 Durham Bulls, Baseball

Ramon Caraballo arrived in Durham in the spring of 1991 with a reputation as a man who made things happen. One season earlier he had tied for the minor league lead with 14 triples while swiping 41 bases for Burlington in the low Class A Midwest League. Those numbers would have been even more impressive […]

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The ’91 Bulls: Third time’s a charm for Nied

January 23rd, 2012 · 2 Comments · '91 Durham Bulls, Baseball

To celebrate the forthcoming release of my novel The Greatest Show on Dirt, which is set in Durham Athletic Park in 1991, I’ll be highlighting players from the real ’91 Bulls here on the site. A talent-laden club in a prospect-rich Braves organization, that edition of the Bulls finished 79-58, third best in the Class […]

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Throwing in the towel on the home gym

January 19th, 2012 · Comments Off on Throwing in the towel on the home gym · Blog

A Consumer Reports survey conducted last year indicated that 32 percent of respondents used their home-exercise equipment less than anticipated. I’m a little suspicious of the other 68 percent. Fess up, people. You aren’t all hitting that treadmill every day. Admit it. I bet half of you have at least one item of clothing hanging […]

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One man’s readability is another man’s literary merit

January 3rd, 2012 · Comments Off on One man’s readability is another man’s literary merit · Writing

We are rapidly closing in on 20 years since I set foot in a college classroom. Time has blurred most of my classes together. One of the rare ones that stands out to me is an upper-level English literature class I took the first semester of my junior year. I signed up for an ambitious […]

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