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Brian Kingman interview part 1…the minor leagues

William Miller:

Gary conducts one of the great baseball interviews of all time with former pitcher, and 20-game loser, Brian Kingman. This is the first in a (so far) four part series.

Originally posted on Coco Crisp's Afro:

Brian, just a young buck in the “bushes”.

This is the first part of what will eventually be a 4 or 5 part series interview with former Athletics pitcher Brian Kingman. I know this is the part where I usually talk incessantly about nothing, but I’ll let the man speak for himself. I will, however, add that Brian was gracious enough to give me some in -depth answers that read like a book. This is good stuff readers! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.

 1) Well, I suppose we should start at the very beginning. I have a sort of strange obsession with the life of a minor leaguer. The trials, tribulations and bus rides in the “bushes” always stoked my imagination. Do you have any stories or thoughts about any of your stops in the minors?
 
LIFE IN THE MINORS
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2 thoughts on “Brian Kingman interview part 1…the minor leagues

  1. Jason A. Miller on said:

    Terrific stuff! I’m also reading John Feinstein’s current book about life in the minor leagues circa 2012 — it seems that very little has changed about minor league life since the 1970s, even while life in the Major Leagues has been radically reinvented by Bud Selig…

    • Hi Jason, Glad you enjoyed it. Posted Part 2 today, and should get Part 3 up by tomorrow. Gary did a great job getting so much out of Kingman. It’s rare for an ex-player to open up so much like that.
      Good to hear from you,
      Bill

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