BIZARRE BASEBALL CULTURE PREVIEW

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Well, due to some things getting in the way, I won’t have a Bizarre Baseball Culture up by tomorrow. Instead, it’ll be later in the week.

However, I am willing to give you a preview: It is a comic about Spider-Man and Ghost Rider (both conveniently in Toronto) helping a Blue Jays fan who has been hit by a drunk driver.

I’m hoping it’ll be up by the end of the week.

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In the works at the Baseball Continuum….

So, I know I didn’t end up putting my “no explanations given” predictions last Friday, but I swear I am not falling back into one of my long hiatuses. In fact, I have a few things in the works.

These are just things I have in the works- there is nothing stopping me from just writing something spur of the moment, as I did with the Mike Trout and trout post.

DEFINITELY coming this week:

  • “No explanations given” predictions for the 2019 MLB season

PROBABLY coming this week:

  • A “Bizarre Baseball Culture” look at a public domain comic

IN EARLY APRIL:

  • Updated versions of my Shazam/Captain Marvel “Bizarre Baseball Cultures” in honor of the release of the Shazam! movie.
  • A “Famous for Something Else” installment

IN MID APRIL:

  • A “Bizarre Baseball Culture”-adjacent post

IN LATE APRIL:

  • Probably an Avengers-related “Bizarre Baseball Culture”

So, yeah… stuff is in the works.

Schedule this coming week:

So, I’ll admit, I’ve been slacking lately. But, that’s about to change. Here’s a schedule for this coming week:

MONDAY: “Wisdom and Links”

TUESDAY: WBC Update

WEDNESDAY: A look at the 1919 World Series and whether the White Sox REALLY were the big favorites people say.

THURSDAY: “Death To Copy-Pasted Minor League Team Names: Part 1”

FRIDAY: “Death to Copy-Pasted Minor League Team Names: Part 2”

And, of course, there will be the MVP posts.

Keep an eye open!

A preview of what I’ll be doing in the Blogathon

Hello everybody, work continues on the 2016 Baseball Continuum Blogathon for Charity benefiting Roswell Park Cancer Institute’s Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, and we are now less than two weeks from the event, and about a week away from the GoFundMe page going up. Several of the guests have already sent in their pieces, and I’ve gotten some good possible giveaways for the Blogathon raffle as well.

So, two weeks out, I thought I’d give you a bit of a preview of some what you’ll be seeing from me in the blogathon:

The 50th Bizarre Baseball Culture

Yes, the 50th installment of perhaps the Baseball Continuum‘s most famous (as in, some people may have actually heard of it, maybe) feature. And it’s a doozy, as I’ll be looking at DC Super-Stars #10, aka THE BASEBALL GAME BETWEEN DC COMICS’ HEROES AND VILLAINS:

Now, this has been done before elsewhere, but it is such an iconic piece of the sub-sub-genre that is Superhero Baseball that it is the clear and obvious choice to be the fiftieth installment of Bizarre Baseball Culture. Get excited.

Breaking OOTP Episode 5: No Homers Club

Yes, Breaking OOTP will be returning as well, as I will create a world where home runs should be in very, very, very short supply, and then I will watch what happens.

International Morning

From 8 AM to 11 AM on January 29, every post (with the exception of one post to let people know what happened in the very early morning) will be about international baseball in some way, shape, or form, culminating in the first part of International Baseball Culture at 11 AM.

Red Wings Programs of the Past: 1990

The latest look at the history of the AAA Rochester Red Wings through their yearly programs will happen that night, with a look at the 1990 program. So if you ever wanted to see what David Segui looked like in 1990, this will be your chance.

First References

Diving deep into the Sporting News archives available to SABR members, I’ll reveal the first time that the “Bible of Baseball” referred to certain players, stadiums, and concepts. What will I be pulling up the first references to this time? I’m not saying, as it would spoil the surprise.

A Proposal to Hollywood to create an American version of Mr. Go

Exactly what it says.

And, of course, more. Those are just some of the things you will see and hopefully read!

 

 

 

 

 

Coming in future weeks: Breaking OOTP, Red Wings programs, Bizarre Baseball Culture, etc.

As the postseason slowly starts to wind down, here’s a preview of what can be expected in the coming weeks:

  • The Return of “Breaking OOTP”, beginning with MARIO vs. BACKYARD BASEBALL.
  • The return of the lookback at Rochester Red Wings programs, including the early 90s, a program from the 1970s, and so on.
  • BIZARRE BASEBALL CULTURE finally returns, with one of the Ultimate Sports Force comics.
  • The long-awaited and oft-delayed return of the Baseball Continuum Continuucast
  • When Fallout 4 comes out, I’ll have a rundown of baseball elements in it, as post-apocalyptic Fenway will be a location in the game.
  • World Baseball Classic updates/projections.
  • And my votes for the IBWAA awards will be revealed.

 

So keep an eye out!

Coming up later this week on the Baseball Continuum…

Later this week on the Baseball Continuum…

  • Bizarre Baseball Culture! Yes, it’s finally back!
  • Another installment of the International Baseball Competition!
  • (Maybe) the reintroduction of the Continuum Baseball Rankings
  • The usual MVP of Yesterday stuff
  • Perhaps an article about the Rochester Red Wings

So… keep an eye out!