“Bill Lee”, by Warren Zevon


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“Bill Lee”, by Warren Zevon: 8 Comments

  1. stevenb Gross wrote,

    Wow Bill Lee… I never knew about this guy.

  2. James Finn Garner wrote,

    Idiosyncratic, blunt, free-spirited. Not your typical jock (which is why they hung the nickname “Spaceman” on him, and not completely affectionately). He just tried a comeback this year in Single-A ball, at the age of 63. He’s a true original.

  3. Norm Knott wrote,

    He always wanted the uniform number 337 becuz upside down, it spelled out his name. Called manager Don Zimmer “a gerbil” and claimed to sprinkle marijuana on his corn flakes.
    A pretty good pitcher, though.
    Threw the “eephus”.

  4. James Finn Garner wrote,

    I thought he called it the “Leephus”

  5. Norm Knott wrote,

    He could have. He should have. He probably did.

  6. James Finn Garner wrote,

    That sounds like a home run call in an alternative universe, run by grammarians who insist on using the suppositive case.

    (“Suppositive”? What the hell is that called?)

  7. Norm Knott wrote,

    To be suppositive is to expect that you are correct or else it’s the state of having inserted a suppository.
    Don’t quote me on either of those, I’m not all that suppositive.

  8. James Finn Garner wrote,

    I’m going to have to sit, think and push hard on that one.

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