By The Baseball Beginnings Guy
June 4, 2012
Well here we are, another draft day. Since I spend most of my time on this site writing about young players, I’d like to invite the people who find me for the first time to read about some old players. But I would never send you a bunch of stiffs — how does Henry Aaron, Eddie Mathews and Warren Spahn sound, the “Screwballs, Sluggers & Beer Swiggers” of “Bushville,” the first small-market team success story in big league history, the goofy, talented and transcendent boys who made Milwaukee and the Braves famous by beating the dynastic Yankees of Mantle, Yogi and Stengel in the World Series. For those of you new here, this is the third year-round draft we have done after my umpteen years as the Forrest Gump of baseball. Sit back, crack a cold one, and enjoy the book that goes down smooth as a cold beer. And for those guys who read me who are under the age of 21, it goes down like cold water on a hot day. This ain’t no ordinary baseball book — I wrote it the way players think, act, and talk.