2013 Baseball Trip: Durham movie magic

movie1Durham Athletic Park-Durham, NC: I’d be crazy not to check out the old stadium in Durham. You know, the one they filmed that movie at? It’s located just a mile or so from the new one, and it still sits in a neighborhood like it does in the movie. It seems like it’s still in use, as the outfield was being mowed when I got there. My luck, too, because the outfield gate was open, allowing me to sneak in a get a few pics, anyway. I was just amazing, though, to think that back in 1988 it was full of Hollywood magic, and Bull Durham would become one of the most loved baseball movies of all time. The first thing I did when returning home, was to watch the movie again (ok, it wasn’t the first thing, but I did watch it). It was cool to see where I had been, and knowing I’d been to Asheville, too, that was featured toward the end of the show. Our day wasn’t done yet, though, as we still needed to head west for some Carolina League action that night. I know what you’re thinking, though. Seeing four ballparks and two games in one day is a little excessive. Even for the Carolina League.

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Yeah, I love Bull Durham. Fantastic film. I’m jealous that you got to see the park! ‘Take it one game at a time” Tim Robbins was amazing!

‘of course it’s boring, that’s the point. Write it down.’

Next time you’re in Greensboro, you can swing by the old stadium here. It got a few seconds of screen time in “Bull Durham” and still gets some use.

Greg-Oh, man! I would have loved to see the old park there. We did have some down time after the game, too. Next time, then!
-Mike

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