Reminder: Crash Davis Returns to Durham on July 4th

I don’t know what Kevin Costner is doing with a guitar in that photo, but I hope he’s singing this:

“Young girls they do get wooly, beCAUSE of all the stress!”

God, I hate people who get the words wrong.

Actually, Mr. Costner will be back in Durham to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the film that gave this blog a name:

In honor of the 20th Anniversary of the hit movie Bull Durham, the Durham Bulls are pleased to announce Hollywood star Kevin Costner and his band, Modern West are coming to Durham to celebrate Independence Day with a concert at the DBAP on July 4th. Costner starred in the role of Crash Davis, an aging catcher sent down to A-ball to work with a young pitching prospect on the Durham Bulls. The City of Durham’s annual fireworks extravaganza will follow the concert.


Am I the only one who finds celebrity musical groups to be a bit sad? And imagine having to tell your kids that the fireworks show won’t start until the guy with the thinning hair is done with his soft rock playlist. Then again, if they can get him to deliver his famous “high fiber, good scotch” (and a few other things) soliloquy, maybe it will be truly newsworthy.

[ESPN: the Magazine’s Bull Durham Week]

5 responses to this post.

  1. They negotiate the performance with the vanity band in just to appear at these things.

    Spare us your “musical talent”, Mr. Costner. You’ve done enough damage with some of your recent movies.


  2. That’s exactly why I find them pathetic. Nobody but nobody would pay to see them if it weren’t for the actor clout.


  3. […] Reminder: Crash Davis Returns to Durham on July 4th […]


  4. Posted by Ina Hendry on July 5, 2008 at 12:12 am

    I have paid to hear Kevin Costner and Modern West play and would gladly do so again. Costner can sing and write music. I have his bands CD. When I play it and my friends hear it they like it without knowing what band is playing. I am somebody and so are the two thousand people that sold out his concert here in Charleston.Read the reviews from people who have heard the band play.Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!


  5. […] a video clip that will make up for the fact that we are almost three weeks late to the party (hey, Costner is in Durham with his band later today; that makes this a relevant topic, […]


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