Craig Eisendrath and Melvin Goodman, Bush League
Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives are putting the World at Risk, Amherst, New York: Prometheus Books, forthcoming March 2004.
Writing anything now, after the fact, is strictly bush league
and doesn't make up for this unconscionable (to the baseball fan) omission.
"It's not bush league
. We want to present ourselves on a professional level," Crawford said.
Now, it can be said, the Filipinos are in the bush leagues
. The political scene, indeed, is fatally flawed by an oligarchy that arrogantly refuses to recognize the merits of social justice, social mobility and income redistribution.
He would follow in their footsteps, further enhancing SU's reputation as the nation's foremost producer of sportscasters.<br />Costas' skills already were so refined by the time he arrived on campus, that WSYR, Syracuse's NBC television and radio affiliate, gave him part-time gigs as a weekend sports anchor and as the play-by-play man for the Syracuse Blazers, an Eastern Hockey League team that was one of the inspirations for "Slapshot," the cult classic comedy film about life in the brawling bush leagues
, starring Paul Newman.<br />Costas has many fond memories of those days, when the fisticuffs in backwater hockey towns like Johnstown, Pa., weren't restricted to the players on the ice.
Due to the unprecedented outflow of talent from professional rosters, by 1945 major-league baseball "was played at a level that resembled the bush leagues
Destiny, by contrast, performed her athletic feat away down in the bush leagues
, and so had to make do with the insults of a PETA farm club, the Animal Activists of Alachua.
Though the conditions were less than perfect, both of the raw-but-game pitchers threw fastballs in the 90-mph range during two recent sessions for scouts, raising hopes for at least a trip to the bush leagues
If you get only 8-9 correct, you can still consider yourself major league; a score of 6-7 places you in the high minors while anything less buries you in the bush leagues
for another season.
That it's the "bush leagues
," with substandard reporting, writing and editing.
It's not surprising, then, that in baseball, a bird in the hand is worth three in the bush leagues
A score of 7-8 places you in the high minors; 5-6 proper responses puts you in the bush leagues
while anything less requires you to get immediate assistance from your local rules consultant.
But in the 1930s and 1940s, it meant a ticket to the bush leagues