Bill "Spaceman" Lee - Classic or Dud?

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Lee on the best Road cuisine:

It sure wasn't Cleveland — they had the Triangle Diner and the Theatrical. We were there one Fourth of July and the streets were so deserted I thought the world had ended and I was the last survivor, like a scene out of Neville Shute's "On the Beach."

Dr Morbius (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 18:48 (sixteen years ago) link

I believe Jim Bouton had more than a few pages in Ball Four talking about the best road cuisine/culture.

Steve Shasta (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 20 June 2006 19:20 (sixteen years ago) link

five years pass...

"Bill James ruined this game. And then 'Moneyball'."

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 10 September 2011 13:36 (eleven years ago) link

I love Bill Lee, but when he complains that "ballplayers carry Halliburtons with money nowadays and we carried a lunch bucket," that's a pretty funny example of old-ballplayers-never-die, and from I guy I would have expected to see the irony of his statement. Lee belonged to the generation of players who were (thankfully) first granted free agency--older players said exactly the same thing about Reggie, Messersmith, and all the rest at the time. (What is a Halliburton?)

clemenza, Saturday, 10 September 2011 16:39 (eleven years ago) link

eleven months pass...

Pitched a CG victory in the North American League last night.

Game Report

65 years old.

clemenza, Saturday, 25 August 2012 14:25 (ten years ago) link

nine years pass...

collapsed while warming up for the Savannah Bananas but he’s okay!

did not know he was on the Savannah Bananas but that makes me really happy. bill lee and Eric Byrnes together oh boy

brimstead, Saturday, 20 August 2022 15:44 (seven months ago) link

I'm impressed that that boxscore I linked to 10 years ago is still online.

clemenza, Saturday, 20 August 2022 21:06 (seven months ago) link

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