The Wrong Stuff
Finally back in print after many years, here is Bill Lee’s classic tale of his renegade life on and off the mound. Whether walking out on the Montreal Expos to protest the release of a valued teammate or telling sportswriters eager for candid and offbeat comments more about the game than his bosses wanted...more
Man, that's hard to do;
And if you don't they'll screw you,
And if you do they'll screw you too.
When I'm standing in the middle of the diamond all alone:
I always play to win, when it comes to skin and bone.
And sometimes I say things I shouldn't, like..."
"Bill Lee" by Warren Zevon
Since opening Fenway in 1912, the Boston Red Sox have displayed a remarkably cavalier attitude towards developing and holding onto left-handed starters, ...more
Briefly: Ball Four-lite
Had The Wrong Stuff come out in 1965, it would have been a revolutionary look at the inside of the game from a player’s perspective, the sort of tell-all for which publishers salivate. As it stands, Bill “Spaceman” Lee’s book was published over 15 years after the release of Ball Four, and as such, it reads like a pale imitation.
Lee’s book suffers from its placement on the Pareto Frontier: that’s the economic ...more
Bill Lee, is well I own and loved to baseball fans and Absurdists everywhere. This is his story, in his words with an insight into the great American sport in the turbulent 70's. It is peppered with recollections, far out tales and enough reasons why baseball now has mandatory drug testing!
A highly recommended read for ...more
Published in hardback by Viking Press.