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No Bull about it, Durham celebrates movie heritage on 25th anniversary of classic flick

By Mike Harrington

As I wrote about in Sunday's Inside Baseball column, this weekend is the 25th anniversary of the Kevin Costner-Susan Sarandon baseball classic "Bull Durham." Jim Caple of ESPN.com rolled out an incredible piece deconstructing the movies scenes on Saturday. If you get way down near the end, he talks about a convo on the mound between current Seattle pitching coach Carl Willis and veteran catcher Tim Laker. That had to be in Buffalo in 2002!

The Bulls are having events all season, with a big celebration planned for today. One thing the team did this year was have a nightly "Bull Durham Racers" run. The characters? Of course, Crash, Annie and Nuke. Check it out.

The team also did an hysterical vignette of current and former players reciting famous lines from the movie. Well done and candlesticks DO make a good gift!

Think the Bulls don't embrace the movie? The famous bull is on a wall of the concourse and there's a new one in left field. Hit the bull, win a free steak for you and a fan. Hit the grass, win a free salad. Here's Shelley Duncan doing just that earlier this month.

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Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington

Mike Harrington, a Canisius College graduate who began his career as a News reporter in 1987, has covered the Buffalo Bisons since 1992 and Major League Baseball since 1995. A member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, Harrington has reported on more than 30 MLB postseason series — including every game of the World Series in this century — and all three of the Bisons' championship runs in their modern era. He is a connoisseur of the famous Stadium Mustard at Cleveland's Progressive Field.

@BNHarrington | mharrington@buffnews.com


Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz

Amy Moritz, a native of Lockport, has covered the Bisons for The Buffalo News since 2002. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism/mass communication from St. Bonaventure University and a master’s degree in humanities from the University at Buffalo. An endurance athlete, she has completed several triathlons, half marathons and marathons.

@amymoritz | amoritz@buffnews.com

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