The Brian Butler File

By Jay Coffman - 1/31/04

Hello fellow RSBLers.  I had the chance to chat with Brian Butler for a few minutes recently.  He is looking forward to co-managing with Jim Melillo this season.

Brian is married and has a five year old to keep him busy.  He and his family moved here around a year ago from California, where he grew up a Dodgers fan.  He started playing strat at the age of eight, buying his first game from a toy store.  I remarked that this was the same way I started playing the game, although at a bit of a later age.  He played with some friends for a while and joined his first play by mail league at fifteen.  He has played in several leagues since then and found himself looking for a head to head league when he moved to Richmond.

As luck would have it he came across an advertisement for the RSBL while on the Strat-O-Matic website.  He gave Mike Parker a call and decided to give our league a chance.  He has since met several of our members and thinks the league is just what he is looking for.  The only thing that keeps him from fully committing to a franchise right now is the time involved in running a team by himself.  He is very anxious to play some games this year and ease into the league.  I feel he will be a good addition to the league...

P.S.  Brian Butler & Craig Eddy were involved with managing one of the most exciting All Star games in RSBL history in 2003...