Long Overdue News (and an opportunity)

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2012 at 12:21 am

Alright, so if you haven’t heard by now, I have graduated to the next level of the blogosphere.

As of late June, I had been brought on by Bucksketball, the Milwaukee Bucks blog for the TrueHoop Network at ESPN.com.

It was a tremendous opportunity that I just couldn’t pass up.  However, some issues arose in regards to this site.  Unfortunately, devoting all of my attention to Bucksketball has made it very difficult for me to find time to post stuff on here (yes, this is where the opportunity comes).

I’m totally willing to let someone take the reigns of ScribbleManor.  From all of the guest writers I’ve had on here, one thing has been very clear to me: there are some incredibly talented writers around here that don’t exactly have a platform to display their work.  I’m not saying this blog was gangbusters, but it’s far and away better than your average diary/journal.

So, if you have any desire to become the new editor-in-chief around here, feel free to contact me.  All the possibilities for contacting me will be below.

It’s been a privilege to write for all of you, and I hope you enjoyed what we put out.  I hope that somebody felt the same way, and is willing to take over and get this back up and running.  If you still want to read my stuff, check me out at bucksketball.com.  Catch ya guys later.

Eric Buenning

Twitter: @eric_allenb

Facebook: see name above


Get Up, Get Outta Here, Go Away Jim Caple

In Sports on June 22, 2012 at 11:20 pm

Josh Koebert

Jim Caple, we have a problem.

Now, Jim, I normally enjoy your work. You get paid to write about ballparks and quirky stores and other interesting things in the world of sports, and you normally do a fantastic job. I often find your work informative and engaging. Good work, Jim.

But right now, me and you are enemies. You besmirched the name of one of my favorite places on the planet this week on multiple occasions, and this aggression will not stand man. I am more than willing to throw hands with you on this one.

I am, of course, talking about ESPN’s Battle of the Ballparks competition. In it, Caple ranked all 30 ballparks in Major League Baseball and pitted them against one another in a bracket-style tourney, with fan voting determining the outcomes of each matchup. Along the way a funny thing happened: Miller Park kept winning. 

GIF Exclusive: A sneak peak into Brewers’ batting practice

In Random/Humor on June 16, 2012 at 12:38 am

by:  Eric Buenning

So, I can’t say where and when this was taken, but I can promise it’s accurate.  I scored insider access to Milwaukee Brewers’ batting practice.  Outside of tonight’s nail-biting victory, the crew’s offense has been a bit suspect of late.  We the fans thought it was bad during the game, but the team’s struggles are far worse than we could have ever imagined.

Below is a video I was able to capture while on the field with the team.  The results are hilarious to some, but frightening to management, I’d imagine.  Take a look for yourself.