Posts Tagged ‘Bull Durham’

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.

[durhambulls.com]

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]

Annie Savoy is Episcopalian?

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You may remember this great monologue by Susan Sarandon, playing baseball’s ultimate hot mama in 1988’s Bull Durham:

I believe in the Church of Baseball. I’ve tried all the major religions, and most of the minor ones. I’ve worshipped Buddha, Allah, Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, trees, mushrooms, and Isadora Duncan. I know things. For instance, there are 108 beads in a Catholic rosary and there are 108 stitches in a baseball. When I heard that, I gave Jesus a chance. But it just didn’t work out between us.

Well, apparently, Bud Selig is going to force Annie to hum a few bars of “Jesus is just alright with me”, because the official Church of Baseball is now the Episcopal Church.

The linked article is just an April Fool’s prank, but in all honesty, the Episcopal Church might have a few things Annie would have liked. For instance, the denomination allows women to become priests, and a left-coast nonconformist by the name of Katharine Jefferts Schori is the Presiding Bishop at this time. In addition, the church puts on a welcoming face to all comers, and has even made nice (sort of) with the concepts of gay clergy and same-sex marriage.  Sounds like a platform old Annie might be willing to check out.

You know?  This is crazy enough it just might work…

What If Jose’s Girlfriend Puts A Curse On His Glove?

From CantonRep.com:

Baseball will experiment with three other rules during the short-season Single-A New York-Penn and Northwest leagues this summer.

When the pitcher receives the ball, he will have 15 seconds, rather than 12, to deliver the pitch. The fourth trip to the mound by a manager or coach will result in the pitcher automatically being pulled from the game.

Also, only one infielder at a time will be allowed to visit the mound. Imagine “Bull Durham” without the entire infield convening to decide whether to buy Millie and Jimmy candlesticks, a place setting or a silverware pattern for their wedding.

 The plan is to take on a few New York-Penn League games this summer, so hopefully we’ll see firsthand if these new rules have any impact on the game.