Seamheads.com Partners With Simkus, Outsider Baseball Bulletin!
We at Seamheads.com are proud to announce that we’ve joined forces with Scott Simkus, head writer and editor of the Outsider Baseball Bulletin, “a weekly e-zine devoted to the game’s rich and (sometimes) peculiar history.” Scott has developed a fabulous product that focuses primarily on his research of the Negro Leagues–he served as the lead developer of Strat-O-Matic’s Negro Leagues card set, and is a contributor to our new Negro Leagues Database–but will be expanding to include other baseball-related research and articles by Seamheads writers, including Simkus, who will continue to serve as the e-zine’s managing editor with help from Seamheads.com founder and president Mike Lynch.
On the heels of last week’s release of Gary Ashwill’s spectacular Negro/Cuban league database at the Seamheads.com/ Baseball Gauge web site, I have some additional positive news to share today. Starting with this issue, the Outsider Baseball Bulletin is now an official partner of the Seamheads.com Baseball Network. Seamheads is one of the fastest growing online baseball web sites, featuring original content and the new database, so this arrangement bodes well for the OBB’s future. To those of you who’ve been with us for awhile, rest assured, there is one thing which WILL NOT CHANGE. Since debuting in June of last year, we’ve carved out a little niche for ourselves, thanks to our cutting-edge work in Negro league, semipro and Latin American baseball research and writing. This will remain at the core of the OBB and continue to be a vital part of our weekly ezine. As a subscriber, you’ll continue to get access to some original Negro, Cuban, Asian, and Semipro research (and stats) before they reach the internet, or are published in book form.
But there WILL be some additions. Slowly, over the next year, we’re going to add new writers- new voices- and expand our focus a bit. This has been my vision all along; to create a top notch weekly with broad baseball appeal, and the additional exposure (and additional subscriptions) from the Seamheads Network will help make this a reality. Plus, we’ll have immediate access to the stable of Seamheads writers- More than 75 baseball writers who have authored or co-authored 85 books about our National Pastime. Their work has appeared in more than 100 publications, including ESPN The Magazine, The Sporting News, the Boston Globe, New York Post, Total Baseball, Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, Philadelphia Daily News, Baseball Digest, Street & Smith’s Official Baseball Yearbook, The Baseball Research Journal, Baseball Illustrated, Bill Mazeroski’s Baseball, Cincinnati Enquirer and Cincinnati Post, Detroit Free Press, Elysian Fields Quarterly, ESPN Baseball Encyclopedia, El Nacional in Venezuela, Houston Chronicle, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The National Pastime, the Oregonian, Washington Times; and on 20 web sites, including MLB.com, Fox Sports, Baseball-Reference.com, and SportingNews.com.
(Editor’s note: we’ve actually authored 90 books on baseball now)
To celebrate this new partnership, we’re offering a two-year subscription–104 issues–for the price of one! That’s $22 or 21 cents an issue! You have to sign up before the last out of the 2011 World Series is made, and when you do, don’t forget to type “Seamheads” into the notes section at the order entry portal. We hope you’ll take us up on our offer.