The weather is warm, the flowers are blooming – that means baseball season!

The Durham Bulls kick off their season this month and there’s nothing better than sitting outside on a nice summer evening watching baseball. We are lucky to live in an area that’s home to one of the most famous minor league baseball teams. The organization really knows how to make the tradition of America’s pastime an experience for everyone.

Kids love all the activities during the game, especially the mascot Wooly Bull. Parents love the affordable ticket prices.

The Durham Bulls Athletic Park just completed a $19 million renovation in the off season. I can’t wait to see the changes. I thought it was an awesome stadium already because of its intimate feel – there’s not a bad seat in the ball park.

But the best part of the day happens after the players head to the locker rooms.

That’s when they invite all the kids in attendance onto the field and let them run the bases. This is a really big deal, especially for a three-year old like my son, Luke.

They line everyone up at home plate and then it’s a race around the diamond. They stop at first base and touch the bag, then it’s on to second, third and finally they race as fast as they can to home plate. As a dad, it’s so awesome to get to hold your kid’s hand and see his face light up as he runs around all the bases. I’m not sure who was more thrilled, me or Luke. I’ll have to say, it’s a great gesture by the Durham Bulls organization to let the kids take part on the field.

If you’re looking for something to do on a nice day in the Triangle (and we get a lot of those here) you should definitely check out the Durham Bulls.

Luke talked about that game for days and I know he’s ready to go back.  Me too!