Jun 6, 2014. Last night was Merge Records Night for the venerable North Carolina indie label's hometown minor-league baseball team, the Tampa Bay Rays Triple-A affiliate Durham Bulls. Merge co-founder and Superchunk frontman Mac McCaughan threw out the first pitch, Mount Moriah's Heather McEntire sang the. Apr 11, 2017. The Durham Bulls Minor Lague Baseball team begins their 20th season as an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays organization. To…