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(Toronto Star)   Bill Lee becomes oldest man to win pro game. Spiffy tagged used due to lack of Far Out tag   (thestar.com ) divider line
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1518 clicks; posted to Sports » on 26 Aug 2012 at 6:49 PM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-08-26 06:18:06 PM  
"I always play to win when it comes to skin and bone."

\slightly obscure
 
2012-08-26 06:53:27 PM  
Don't change, Spaceman, don't change. You are crazy, but you are my kind of crazy.
 
2012-08-26 06:58:23 PM  
I met him several times and this is no surprise!
 
2012-08-26 07:11:09 PM  
I picked him and his girlfriend up out of a ditch in Saskatchewan one winter day many years ago. It had rained and froze over, and they came up over a hill, hit the ice and flipped their VW van. Didn't know who he was at first, but he looked like an old hippy with a very young chick. I told him we'd have to let the cops know about the wreck... you know, in case there was, like, anything you needed to remove from the van, nudge, nudge, wink wink, but he was cool. Said he had to get to Montreal in three days. After his girlfriend was tended to a the small hospital they flew back. Turned out he was getting traded. Never even got his autograph.

I read later - much later - about his experience in Cuba. He got a bunch of American guys together, some bats, balls, gloves etc. and made a baseball mission trip over there. They'd pile into a van and drive until they saw some kids playing sandlot ball. They'd hand out gloves and bats, play a bit, then move on. He also brought Hooters wings to them, so relations with Cuba will never be good again.

Congrats on the big win, Bill. You were definitely from a better era.

/Chaplin, Saskatchewan - host to Bill Lee for about 4 hours.
 
2012-08-26 07:47:31 PM  
Spaceman?
www.esquire.com
 
2012-08-26 07:52:21 PM  
I blame the mellow-enhancing drugs.
 
2012-08-26 07:54:35 PM  
'My best pitch is a strike'.
 
2012-08-26 08:57:23 PM  
Sounds like a cool dude. Going to have to invite him to play on my team some day. It's sad that 99.9% of anyone who played any ball of note consider it above them to play baseball for fun
 
2012-08-26 09:06:09 PM  
Got an assignment to write an article about Bill "Spaceman" Lee.

Avoided using subjects in sentences whenever possible.

Made for the most irritating style imaginable.

Kept at it, despite readers begging me to stop.

Tried to make me sound as hip and flaky as my subject.

Actually made me appear lame and cliche-ridden.

/Could keep doing this all day
//Probably will quit now
///Was actually not quite finished
////Likely will end up on your ignore list
 
2012-08-26 09:31:53 PM  
Rodeodoc

I picked him and his girlfriend up out of a ditch in Saskatchewan one winter day many years ago. It had rained and froze over, and they came up over a hill, hit the ice and flipped their VW van. Didn't know who he was at first, but he looked like an old hippy with a very young chick. I told him we'd have to let the cops know about the wreck... you know, in case there was, like, anything you needed to remove from the van, nudge, nudge, wink wink, but he was cool. Said he had to get to Montreal in three days. After his girlfriend was tended to a the small hospital they flew back. Turned out he was getting traded. Never even got his autograph.

I read later - much later - about his experience in Cuba. He got a bunch of American guys together, some bats, balls, gloves etc. and made a baseball mission trip over there. They'd pile into a van and drive until they saw some kids playing sandlot ball. They'd hand out gloves and bats, play a bit, then move on. He also brought Hooters wings to them, so relations with Cuba will never be good again.

Congrats on the big win, Bill. You were definitely from a better era.

/Chaplin, Saskatchewan - host to Bill Lee for about 4 hours.


Cool story bro!

/been to Chaplin, Sask. 

expobill

Is that the origin of your fark handle?
 
2012-08-27 02:53:49 AM  
Jimmy must be so proud.
 
2012-08-27 03:34:33 AM  

puckrock2000: Got an assignment to write an article about Bill "Spaceman" Lee.

Avoided using subjects in sentences whenever possible.

Made for the most irritating style imaginable.

Kept at it, despite readers begging me to stop.

Tried to make me sound as hip and flaky as my subject.

Actually made me appear lame and cliche-ridden.

/Could keep doing this all day
//Probably will quit now
///Was actually not quite finished
////Likely will end up on your ignore list


Got nothin' to add.
 
2012-08-27 06:47:22 AM  
So, was she the starting pitcher for Maui?

4.bp.blogspot.com

When you have a "pro baseball" league where the pitching match-up might be a 65-year-old against a woman, I am going to guess that even Bill Veeck would have shook his head at the shenanigans.
 
2012-08-27 08:02:59 AM  

puckrock2000: Got an assignment to write an article about Bill "Spaceman" Lee.

Avoided using subjects in sentences whenever possible.

Made for the most irritating style imaginable.

Kept at it, despite readers begging me to stop.

Tried to make me sound as hip and flaky as my subject.

Actually made me appear lame and cliche-ridden.

/Could keep doing this all day
//Probably will quit now
///Was actually not quite finished
////Likely will end up on your ignore list



Very funny.

Want newsletter.
 
2012-08-27 05:50:39 PM  
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