Weird, we always had Mother Nature pegged as a vegetarian…

It’s a sad day for us here at RI. The Snorting Bull that was made famous by the movie “Bull Durham” was destroyed during a wind storm in Durham yesterday. The Bull sat atop the Blue Monster at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park for the past 13 seasons rewarding any lucky hitter with a free steak if they could hit the Bull (or free weed salad if they hit the grass). The latest incarnation of the Snorting Bull replaced the original when the team moved to their new ballpark in 1995.

We grew up on Bull Durham and sadly we can probably recite every line from the movie and few were better than the scene in which Crash Davis tells the batter what pitch is coming and the hitter tees off and nails the Bull.

[Mechanized bull noises in background]
Crash Davis: Well, he really hit the shit outta that one, didn’t he?
[laughs]
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: [softly, infuriated] I held it like an egg.
Crash Davis: Yeah, and he scrambled the son of a bitch. Look at that, he hit the fucking bull! Guy gets a free steak!
[laughs]
Crash Davis: You having fun yet?
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: Oh, yeah. Havin‘ a blast.
Crash Davis: Good.
[pause]
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: God, that sucker teed off on that like he knew I was gonna throw a fastball!
Crash Davis: He did know.
Ebby Calvin LaLoosh: How?
Crash Davis: I told him.

Bull Bears Brunt of Storm
[Herald-Sun]

 
 

2 Comments

  1. JT says:

    “You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you?… Lollygaggers.”

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