The Brooklyn Bushwicks, perhaps the greatest semipro baseball team of all time, are still an enigma. They beat major, minor and Negro league teams in head-to-head competition, but how good were they really? In this week’s Outsider Baseball Bulletin, we present a simple method for answering this question. Go to the Outsider Baseball Bulletin to subscribe…it’s only 49 cents per week for our weekly baseball publication.
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Although I gave it my best effort, mustering up the energy and courage to follow my once beloved Chicago Cubs – let alone write about them on a regular basis – has proven to be too big a challenge. Should they ever return to playoff contention, I’m sure my fires will be restoked, but until then— I’m done. I’m done with what is really a one-sided, dysfunctional relationship. We’re breaking up.
To be anything other than a fair weather fan at my age would be to embrace lunacy. I’ll step aside and allow the wide-eyed youngsters to blog about Chicago’s northside nine. This is their time, their team.
I’m more Kingman, Buckner, Sandberg, and Dunston; than Castro, Fukudome or Zambrano. And a note to the Ricketts family: Stop buying the slop Hendry’s selling over steaks and cocktails – As of late, he’s done a horrible, horrible job of spending your company’s money.
I haven’t given up on baseball yet. I still enjoy the time machine, travelling to the hidden corners of the game’s past, and writing about my discoveries. To find that material, go to the Outsider Baseball Bulletin web site and subscribe. Join the growing cult of followers who receive the weekly ezine. Each week provides surprises, as I do my best to look at the game’s past through a different window.
Hope to see you there. It’s a happy place.
Recently, I’ve had the fortune (or misfortune) of listening to several different baseball podcasts, both archived material, and broadcasts of more recent vintage, and I must tell you…..they suck. There’s a reason people are on the radio in major markets: They’re good at talking. And there’s a reason we’re in our dining room, playing radio, for free, on the web: And it’s because we stink at it.
If you haven’t subscribed to the Outsider Baseball Bulletin, please go to the web site now. We have a good issue this week, with detailed stats and analysis of the 1933 Pittsburgh Crawfords. If you need a break from your fantasy draft or Strat stuff, check out the OBB.
In this week’s Outsider Baseball Bulletin, I’m conducting a cool little experiment to see what baseball might have looked like, if segregation had been in force in the 1970s. I’m definetly not in favor of segregation, but I believe a properly conducted sim could help untangle the mystery of how good teams such as the Pittsburgh Crawfords, Homestead Grays and Kansas City Monarchs may have been. Go to the web site and subscribe today, or drop me a line at outsiderbb (@) gmail.com to get a snail mail order form or list of back issues.