Gregg and I had the great fortune to be able to interview former Negro Leaguer Johnny “Lefty” Washington in this week’s podcast. You can listen to Part I in our podcast #36 this week, or you can listen to the interview in its entirety here.
There, unfortunately, is no baseball pension for a number of former Negro Leaguers, which I believe is an absolute shame. As a means to provide these former Negro leaguers with some baseball related revenue, Mr. Crawford designed NegroLeagueLegends.org.
I just bought an autographed baseball from Mr. Washington for only $25 (includes shipping) from that site.
Topics we discuss in our interview include the major league baseball pension issue, information about the site, racism in baseball then and now, and Mr. Washington’s favorite baseball moment (involves one Satchel Paige).
Interview with Gary Crawford and Johnny “Lefty” Washington
Approximately 30 minutes
BaseballGeeks.com PodCast #36
Approximately 45 minutes… includes Part I of the interview (Part II next week); or just listen to the whole thing, above…
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This Week in Geek includes the Angels and the Weaver Bros, comebacks and latest injuries, latest ballplayer shenanigans, Week 11 summary, fantasy forecast for Week 12, False Rumors
Time: Just over 48 minutes
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This Week in Geek features the grim situation with Grimsley, Bonds on Bonds goes kaput, injuries galore, and more; hot and cold hitters and pitchers from Week 10; fantasy forecast for Week 11, Interleague Play Mach II, including hitter/pitcher ballpark analysis and recommended two start pitchers; False Rumors
Time: 1 hour, 17 mins
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Winner will be decided by Gregg, BaseballGeeks moderator Jaydawg, and myself…
Deadline: July 1, 2006.
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This Week in Geek features Clemens’ return, Bonds 715, the Dodgers troubles and youth, a GM change, noteworthy moves and injuries, and players returning; Week 9 in review; fantasy forecast for Week 10; False Rumors
Time: 1 hour, 8 mins
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This Week in Geek features Week 8 trades, suspensions, and injuries; we also look at key players coming back in the coming week; Gregg looks at star players who hit in the #2 spot and the fantasy implications; we analyze the week that was in baseball, and do a fantasy forecast for Week 9; False Rumors
Time: 1 hour, 3 mins.