Thank you Arthur. An editor's note has been added to the top of this story explaining the author's errors. The INDY apologizes for the errors.
There is some confusion behind this article. The Barbee that you all are referring to is Bud Barbee's brother WALTER BRATCHER (LAMB/BUD) BARBEE who played as a pitcher for the New York Black Yankees (1937; 1940-1941; 1946-1949). Because John Quincy Adams Barbee never PITCHED a day in his LIFE. In fact, John Quincy Adams Barbee didn't starting playing professional baseball until 1943 with the BALTIMORE ELITE GIANTS as an OUTFIELDER. This whole article was about WALTER BRATCHER (LAMB/BUD) BARBEE NOT John Quincy Adams Barbee not until you started mentioning his minor league playing days. Bud Barbee played from 1943-1955 which included minor league play. THIS ARTICLE WAS IN FACT ALL ABOUT WALTER BRATCHER (LAMB/BUD) BARBEE and NOT John Quincy Adams Barbee.
Glad you've gotten that off your chest, Mr. Greshes. But—not to be pedantic—I don't think you've really straightened out the facts. You've simply offered your own arguments for the superiority of professional baseball over professional basketball, and leavened it with a few insults. Not exactly on point.
Enjoy the World Series, by the way. We may watch some of it, too!
One last thing. Average ticket price of an mlb game: $27. Average price of an nba game $48. Try getting your facts straight next time
Wow! What an idiotic article. 1st off, the average salary in the nba is far higher than in major league baseball, so there goes the overpaid stiff argument. 2nd, far more nba players than mlb (that means major league baseball, since you seem to know nothing) end up on the police blotter. 3rd should LA, the 2nd largest US city have been deprived of a team for the sake of Brooklyn, especially when the city wouldn't let O'Malley build a stadium where he wanted to? By the way, It would have been on the site of the Nets new arena. And nba teams relocate at a way higher rate than mlb teams. Attendance in baseball is at a record high.the same can't be said for the nba. Revenue is at a record high. And stodgy old baseball has used the internet as a revenue producer for way longer and way better than any other other sport. You can buy live HD access to every game for the entire season online for only $109! Wonder how many people are watching that? Or are you just stuck in an old technology like TV? By the way, have you noticed how long nba games have gotten lately? Plus no sport has had a wider variety of teams winning the championship than baseball. Far better competitive balance. As Hall of Fame sportswriter Red Smith once wrote, "Baseball is only dull to those with dull minds."
Baseball is the most exciting game in the world. Every at bat is a show down between pitcher and batter. Every inning holds the possibility of changing the out come of the game. Anything can happen on the field. Every game has the possibility of history being made. Baseball is a thinkers game. You have to watch every detail. That's where the action is.
It's nice to have minor league baseball as an outing option but...I have never sat through a game of baseball in my life. I played one season at the age of 8. For me it's simple: baseball is insanely boring.
And now with the boom Durham is experiencing, there are many other things going on that I'd rather attend.
I don't think I've been in 2-3 years. Good luck Bulls, baseball just isn't that exciting for me.
Great writeup. I'm excited for this season and happy that the Bulls are keeping up their gem of a ballpark.
One can argue that the DBAP was the anchor for the ATC and started the downtown transformation.
Well done, Adam.
Nice read Sobsey.
Its hard to fathom the fact that bulls management sets them up with buffet of greasy fried food, I would have thought it was all fresh fruit and granola bars..LOL
The National Training Complex in Cary is a little-known gem. Thanks, Indy, for bringing wider attention to this local resource.
That metaphor was extended longer than those 11 innings :) I was at that game and I still couldn't follow this article. Sorry for nitpicking. Great game, though.
Great story. Keep it up this year.
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