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February 8, 2012 3:00 am

Sobsequy: When You Leave Durham, You Don't Come Back

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Adam Sobsey

Reassessing the minor-league (and movie) myth.

“There are more people out there touring the nation in conversion vans chasing the purity offered by minor-league baseball than you think. And Durham was their Mecca.”

So observes James Bailey in his new, self-published novel, The Greatest Show on Dirt. Bailey should know: he worked for the Durham Bulls for three seasons, 1990-92. You haven’t done the minor leagues until you’ve done Durham.

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