Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beating the Bushes from Birmingham

A moment of silence for the victims of yesterday's storms before the Barons/Baybears game in Birmingham April 28, 2011.

While some might think that we go too far with the fantasy game, is that possible? We have added the keepers concept. What about a farm system? It would be a travesty to grant points and scoring based in minor league performance. But what about selecting future keepers or a rookie for next year selected from one's farm system. Where would it stop?

Some owners scout spring training. Some even scout AAA. Today I hit AA. Who's been to a college baseball game this year?

Silliness aside, I did locate some nice baseball history here. Rickwood Field is said to be the oldest professional baseball stadium in the land and turned 100 years old last year.

Many stars have played for Birmingham including Willie Mays, Rollie Fingers, Satchel Paige, Robin Ventura (only batter to get 3 hits off Nolan Ryan in one inning), Big Hurt, and in 1967 a skinny guy that I saw playing center field up in KC that same year - Reggie Jackson.

Oh, and the Barons prevailed 5-3 on this pleasant evening.


  1. I thought sure you would post a picture of Michael Jordan, or at least the bus he bought the team.

  2. At that point I think we forgo the traditional fantasy draft each year, and just have an amateur draft. Are high school players off limits? How about adding a Rule 5 draft?

    I was thinking about trying to hit up a UNC (Northern Colorado that is) game today, but forecast calls for 40 degree weather so I think we'll skip out this weekend.