I posted this as a comment earlier today on the mjlewis' Journal, a blog compiled by the ever-funny Mike Lewis, in response to a post in which he referenced the Golden Baseball League. The Golden Baseball League is a rag-tag operation that is primarily notable because it is the current -- and likely final -- baseball home of Rickey Henderson.
Spent some quality time on the Golden Baseball League site this morning. Some casual observations:
* They sure do have a lot of known major leaguers serving as managers in this league. It's amusing to me how many of them are actually younger than Rickey Henderson, star geriatric outfielder of the San Diego Surf Dawgs. Rickey, by the way, is 322 in Surf Dawg years.
* The Mesa Miners are having a "Meet Rickey Henderson" promotion when the Surf Dawgs come to town. It would be far more amusing if they were to change that to "Touch Rickey Henderson." I think it would be great to see a line of fans waiting patiently to touch Rickey Henderson. "Rickey don't like to be touched there," he'd say.
* The person writing content for the Long Beach Armada ("Look at that beach armada! It sure is long!") has an apostrophe fetish. In his one-paragraph bio, manager Darrell Evans is referred to as "Evans" zero times -- but as "Evan's" four times. I don't know who this Evan guy is, but he seems to own a lot of Darrell Evans's stuff.
* In the same bio, Darrell Evan's is referred to as "the premier third baseman in Major League Baseball." Memo to Hall of Famers Mike Schmidt and George Brett: Fuck you both. You have a problem with it? Take it up with Evan.
* To this day, the hitting coach of the Surprise Fightin' Falcons still has one of the finest names in French baseball history: Pete LaCock.
* The Fullerton Flyers list team mascot "Coal Train," who appears to be a guy in a coyote suit, as a member of the team's front-office staff. "Yes, that's a marvelous promotional idea, but we first must run it by the guy in the coyote suit. He makes all the final decisions." Odd.