A capacity crowd of 8,035 came out for the Durham Bulls International League season opener last Friday. Many fans were eager to get a look at the likes of Wil Myers, Hak-Ju Lee, Chris Archer and the rest of the Tampa Bay Rays’ impressive stable of prospects. Those in attendance were also treated to the Bulls’ trio of racing mascots modeled after Kevin Costner, Tim Robbins, and Susan Sarandon’s characters from the 1988 film ‘Bull Durham’.

The Bulls, in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the film, had the mascots race as part of their opening day festivities. The presidents they’re not, but we’ll take Crash, Nuke, and Annie over a character from VEEP any day of the week.

The Bulls led the International League, and all of the minor leagues, in reported attendance.

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