Sad day for all you CrosBees out there as Bobby Crosby has found himself back in the unemployment line. Crosby hadn't played in the major leagues since 2010, but was attempting a comeback with the Brewers this season. Crosby had a reputation of being an excellent glove man with a bat that resembled a branch that fell off of a dead tree that he was able to live up to in Brewers spring training. Crosby hoped that he could get enough hits off of mediocre pitching in spring training to temporarily convince the Brewers that he had value, but was unable to even accomplish this simple task as he often struck out when hitting off the tee in batting practice.
His time with the Brewers was short lived, but for completionist's sake we have created this archive of his entire Brewers career. For science.
Mid-January, 2013: Bobby Crosby decides to make a comeback and holds a workout for teams to witness. The workout consists of Crosby taking grounders, throwing balls to first and holding up a big sign that says "FORMER ROOKIE OF THE YEAR." Brewers representatives attend.
January 22, 2013: Brewers sign Bobby Crosby to minor league deal with a spring training invite that would pay him $800,000 plus incentives if he made the team. Sources report the Brewers were looking for "Cesar Izturis, but white" and in this regard the move was considered a huge win for the Brewers front office.
January 23, 2013: Word of the signing reaches Brewers fans who check out his depressing Baseball Reference page and his .236/.304/.372 line. Diehard fans are briefly excited that his #2 most similiar batter is Dale Sveum who used to play for the Brewers, but this is excitement is quickly extinguished when they all remembered that Sveum was the worst.
February 18, 2013: Tim Brown of Yahoo Sports reveals that Crosby enlisted the help of Rod Carew to help him restart his career. Carew, a Hall of Famer with a career .328 average, told Crosby that he wasn't "a f*ckin' miracle worker."
February 28, 2013: Limited by a left thigh injury, Crosby is unable to see any action with the Brewers to start spring training. Doctors refer to his injury as a classic case of "delaying the inevitable."
March 5, 2013: In his spring training debut against Team Canada, Crosby goes 0-for-1 with a walk. Jameson Taillon, one of the top pitching prospects in baseball today, says he issued the walk as a favor more than anything. "Isn't he a celebrity or something? I was just trying to do the guy a favor and not embarrass him. He's clearly not a major league baseball player. Wait, what? Really? Oh my god that's hilarious."
March 8, 2013: Crosby says that it "felt right" and that it felt like this was where he was "supposed to be" in an interview with MLB.com. Many fans assumed that he was talking about the Brewers locker room, but in actuality he was referring to an In-N-Out Burger that he had gone to for lunch.
March 13, 2013: Bobby Crosby plays some first base in the Brewers 7-0 loss to the Diamondbacks. During the game, Brewers announcers call Crosby a "potential replacement for Corey Hart at first base" before bursting into fits of laughter.
March 18, 2013: The Brewers inform Crosby that he has no chance of making the team and release him. Crosby hit .188/.235/.250 in seven preseason games with the Brewers.