Wednesday, the Bulls unveiled plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Durham Bulls Athletic Park this season. An interactive feature for fans for the preseason is the All-DBAP team, which will be decided by fan voting. Below is all you need to know about the voting process.
We can probably call it for Charlie Montoyo for Manager.
But lots of great competition in other categories for the Triple-A Tampa Bay Rays affiliate, who saw their ballpark go through massive renovations prior to the 2014 season (and going into it). SP Matt Moore came to mind, but he made just 9 starts for the team before making his major league debut. How about new manager Jared Sandberg? He made his Bulls debut at 22 and played his first full season with them the following year. In terms of recent years, Pitcher Mike Montgomery threw a no-hitter, the first of his career. And in 2013, top Rays prospect Jake Odorizzi went 9-6 with a 3.33 ERA in 22 starts. Can a case be made for Evan Longoria? The third baseman played in 31 games for Durham in 2007, but he barely looked back after that. Part of this fan-voting contest will be popularity or who people recall from most recent seasons, but that's part of the fun. The performance is important. But so are the memories associated with the player. Look for a new category on their Facebook page every Monday starting February 2nd.