BaseballGuru.com's Braintrust Newsletter, April 2003
Friends and Braintrust Subscribers,
Baseball season is back!
Whether youre into fantasy baseball or just want to get closer to your favorite team, there are all kinds of new premium services available that will really make this season worthwhile. Heres the link: http://baseballguru.com/bbinside.html
Milestones expected to be reached in 2003: Clemens needs 7 wins to join a short list of 300 career winners. Bonds needs 48 home runs to pass Willie Mays for 3rd on the all time list. He needs 78 walks to reach 2000 walks, which would make him the 4th person to achieve that feat. Sosa needs one more home run to make 500 and needs 50 to pass Mike Schmidt at number 10 all time. Ken Griffey Jr. needs 32 home runs to reach 500.
How did your draft go? Our fantasy baseball guru, Bart Ewing, presents his Walk Through an Expert Draft after competing against the likes of the Sporting News, Rototimes and others in this years FRSU.com draft. Heres the link to find out what it was like: http://baseballguru.com/barte/analysisbarte04.html
Look for daily box scores and game summaries where youd expect to find them in the Japanese news and archives section of the site. Heres the link: http://www.baseballguru.com/archives
Ready for the 2003 season? Start with Gary Garlands Heres the link: http://www.baseballguru.com/archives/entries/00000199.htm
Find out where your last chances are to see minor league games. Mike McCann identifies stadiums, which will most likely no longer be used for minor league baseball after this season and shares some rumors about possible moves in the future. Heres the link: http://baseballguru.com/bunko/analysisbunko16.html
Please welcome Leslie Heaphy by visiting her page http://baseballguru.com/lheaphy and sending her email. She joins John Holway in bringing more Negro League content. Leslie is also interested in Latin American leagues. But, her specialty is Womens baseball and she is chairwoman of SABRs Women in Baseball committee.
Leslie just published her first book with McFarland entitled, The Negro Leagues. She is currently working on her second book, which deals with Women in Baseball. This will be a comprehensive work on the women who have been involved in the game as owners, players, managers, writers, etc.
Anyone who would like to contribute commentary, photos, articles, experiences or whatever may to submit them for online publication by emailing me.. You dont have to be a Guru to make a valuable and interesting contribution. Please see the analysis page of the web site for article submission guidelines. Heres the link: http://baseballguru.com/bbads.html
Following your favorite Negro League team wasnt as easy as you might think based on modern experience. There was no official schedule to go by and the games were not regularly covered in the newspapers.
Leslie Heaphy, our newest guru and Negro leagues expert writes about what it was like to follow your favorite team back then. Heres the link: http://baseballguru.com/lheaphy/analysislheaphy01.html
Did you know that women played baseball in the 1800s? Many of the teams had two men on them, usually the pitcher and catcher.
Leslie Heaphy, our new Womens Baseball guru, wrote about these Bloomer Girls. Heres the link: http://baseballguru.com/lheaphy/analysislheaphy02.html
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