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Thursday, October 04, 2012

Ex-Marlin Homer Bush: ESPN documentary ‘Broke’ got it wrong

ESPN: All Out of Sorts, All the Time.

Billy Corben’s “Broke” has spurred a ton of reaction since its airing on ESPN this week, but in at least one case that attention apparently was undeserved.

Homer Bush, who played in 40 games for the 2002 Marlins during a seven-year big-league career, has taken to Facebook to set the record straight.

Bush, who turns 40 next month, insists he isn’t struggling financially, as the documentary suggests. On the contrary, he has transitioned to a new career as a financial advisor.

“No good deed goes unpunished,” Bush posted on Facebook Wednesday night. “I was asked to help ESPN 30 for 30 with ‘Why Athletes go broke?’ Since I transitioned from baseball into the world of Financial Advising, they thought I would have some good insight.

“It could have been misinterpreted that all of the athletes from the show have financial issues, which could not be further from the truth. And quite honestly, if I had known the format of the show beforehand, I would not have participated.”

Repoz Posted: October 04, 2012 at 01:00 PM | 19 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Walks Clog Up the Bases Posted: October 04, 2012 at 01:13 PM (#4253948)
Lenny Dykstra understands, Homer.
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 04, 2012 at 01:24 PM (#4253975)
“It could have been misinterpreted that all of the athletes from the show have financial issues,


I haven't seen it, but I have a hard time believing they assert that ALL athletes have financial issues.
   3. McCoy Posted: October 04, 2012 at 01:28 PM (#4253985)
I haven't seen it, but I have a hard time believing they assert that ALL athletes have financial issues.

That isn't what Homer is saying.
   4. The Long Arm of Rudy Law Posted: October 04, 2012 at 01:35 PM (#4254002)
Bush...was later traded for Roger Clemens


Well, kind of. He was about 20% of the total mass that went to Toronto for Clemens.
   5. Random Transaction Generator Posted: October 04, 2012 at 01:40 PM (#4254009)
I see what you did there.
   6. Joe OBrien Posted: October 04, 2012 at 01:42 PM (#4254017)
I watched it, and I got the impression he had gone through financial difficulty.

That aside, I found the whole thing rather boring. There weren't any revelations or compelling new stories. Half the time was spent on headlines about people not even involved in the doc, like Mike Tyson and Michael Vick. I guess if you never read one of the many articles on the subject it would be interesting, but I found nothing new. It probably would have been more interesting with a narrative focusing on one or two guys, broken up occasionally by other bits. Instead the whole thing came off as a bunch of unrelated anecdotes.
   7. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 04, 2012 at 01:48 PM (#4254029)
Homer Bush is 40?

####!

#### FUCK #### FUCK #### FUCK #### #####!!
   8. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 04, 2012 at 01:49 PM (#4254037)
So, the nanny only edits out odd-numbered #####?

That's just weird.
   9. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: October 04, 2012 at 01:52 PM (#4254051)
So, the nanny only edits out odd-numbered #####?

That's just weird.


She is a fickle mistress.
   10. Matthew E Posted: October 04, 2012 at 01:56 PM (#4254064)
Good for Bush; I always liked him. He couldn't do a lot of things for your ballclub*, but I liked him anyway.

--

* Pros: good defense at second base, decent emergency defense at shortstop, hits for average in a good year, decent base stealer
Cons: no walks, no power, can't stay healthy
   11. Rickey! trades in sheep and threats Posted: October 04, 2012 at 02:06 PM (#4254086)
I confuse Homer Bailey with Homer Bush. True fact. Call it the law of the conservation of Homers.
   12. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: October 04, 2012 at 02:30 PM (#4254155)
* Pros: good defense at second base, decent emergency defense at shortstop, hits for average in a good year, decent base stealer
Cons: no walks, no power, can't stay healthy
My memory of Bush is that he was, easily, the fastest guy on the '98 Yankees. I think you may be somewhat underrating him as a base stealer.

Unrelated, I have this crystal clear memory--I mean, crystal clear, I can even remember where I was and everything--of watching Bush PR with the Yankees in a game they were down 1 to TB with Roberto Hernandez pitching, and he stole 2nd and 3rd, and then came around to score and the Yankees went on to win the game. But Game Logs would seem to say this indisputably did not happen. In fact, it appears that what I'm thinking is this game, which bears only vague resemblance to my memory.

I have no point here, by the way, I just needed to get that off my chest.
   13. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: October 04, 2012 at 02:45 PM (#4254197)
I confuse Homer Bailey with Homer Bush. True fact. Call it the law of the conservation of Homers.


It says "No Homers". We can have one.
   14. Papa Squid Posted: October 04, 2012 at 03:06 PM (#4254237)
Bush's 2000 was one of the worst offensive seasons I've seen a Jays position player ever play. OPS+ of 33! I hated him ever since, even though I acknowledge he seemed like a pretty nice guy.
   15. ecwcat Posted: October 04, 2012 at 05:06 PM (#4254474)
Bush is a charitable guy as well.
   16. jayjay Posted: October 05, 2012 at 10:21 PM (#4256197)
Cons: no walks, no power, can't stay wealthy. Did you guys see that new 30 for 30 special?
   17. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: October 05, 2012 at 10:34 PM (#4256216)
Yeah it happens. I pissed away all the millions the Red Sox paid me too...
   18. Tripon Posted: October 05, 2012 at 11:07 PM (#4256271)
Curt Shilling can tell you he wasted $50 million on a video game.
   19. BochysFingers Posted: October 05, 2012 at 11:17 PM (#4256296)
Bush's 2000 was one of the worst offensive seasons

Make that, Bush 2000 was one of America's worst seasons of all time.

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