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Excerpt from The Greatest Show on Dirt

August 10th, 2012 · Comments Off on Excerpt from The Greatest Show on Dirt · Baseball, The Greatest Show on Dirt

In honor of all the rain causing havoc at various ballparks today, here is a chapter from my novel The Greatest Show on Dirt about rain and tarp pulls, every minor league employee’s favorite exercise. By ten o’clock our last lingering co-worker was Shannon, who had hooked up with one of Burt’s business school buddies. […]

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Special offer on ebook version of Dirt

July 27th, 2012 · Comments Off on Special offer on ebook version of Dirt · Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

The run of strong reviews continues for The Greatest Show on Dirt with a flattering take by Ben Hill on MiLB.com last week. Ben covers the minor leagues extensively and has spent quite a bit of time visiting ballparks all over the country, so I’m flattered he enjoyed the book so well. Here’s some of […]

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Back from Durham–what a trip!

May 22nd, 2012 · Comments Off on Back from Durham–what a trip! · Baseball, Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

So, I’m back from Durham and still trying to process all of the people I met and places I visited in an action-packed three days. Normally even a long weekend feels like mere moments when I walk back into work the next day, but today at work it actually felt like a week since I’d […]

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Q&A with the Raleigh News & Observer

April 8th, 2012 · Comments Off on Q&A with the Raleigh News & Observer · Reviews, The Greatest Show on Dirt

The positive reviews in Tampa and Los Angeles were great and much appreciated, but today we have finally made inroads on Tobacco Road, with a piece appearing in this morning’s edition of the Raleigh News & Observer. N&O readers live in Bulls country, so this is big. One of two major papers in the Triangle […]

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The ’91 Bulls: Old magic eludes “Perfect Game” Burlingame

February 7th, 2012 · Comments Off on The ’91 Bulls: Old magic eludes “Perfect Game” Burlingame · '91 Durham Bulls, Baseball

Dennis Burlingame etched his name into Durham’s history book in his Bulls debut, tossing a seven-inning perfect game on Opening Day 1989. The then-19-year-old righthander teamed with southpaw Steve Avery to stifle the Frederick Keys 4-0 and 1-0 in a doubleheader Bulls fans would recall fondly for years. Avery, who held the Keys hitless until […]

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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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