Bulls' Season of Dreams Ends With Honor
Posted September 17, 1998 7:00 a.m. EDT
DURHAM — They have a bigger stadium, a new parent team and two extra "A's" in their name. The Durham Bulls have had a banner season.
They made it all the way to the playoffs for the Triple-A World Series. Friday night was a do or die situation as they battled the Buffalo Bisons. Unfortunately, the Bulls' season of dreams died with a final score Durham 1, Buffalo 3.
Bulls fans packed the DBAP for what they knew would be an exciting night. Their team playing in the fifth and final game with the Triple-A World Series on the line.
"This is exciting," Bulls fan Nadine Callahan said. "It really is exciting, I am glad to see them come this far."
It is farther than many people would have expected for a first year Triple-A team, and fans of all ages had high hopes for the Bulls.
"At the beginning I didn't have much of an idea, but now I see how good they are," Bulls fan Travis Pulling said.
The Bisons were the first on the scoreboard, and then the rain moved in. But even the rain did not damper the spirit in the stands.
"Absolutely not, because this is the last game of the year and baseball is very important in this town," Bulls fan Bob Nauseef said. "We came to see the Bulls win a championship; rain, shine, sleet, snow, whatever."
The Bisons will move on to the first ever Triple-A World Series, and the Bulls capped off an unbelievable season with an exciting game.