Glittering prizes and endless compromises: Rush's Geddy Lee on fantasy baseball.
posted by Hugh Janus to baseball at 03:56 PM - 16 comments
Thanks for the link.
posted by yerfatma at 05:40 PM on March 28
I don't have much meaningful to add other than nice story.
posted by olelefthander at 05:45 PM on March 28
As a Rush fan in a past life I'll just say thanks for the link.
posted by squealy at 06:03 PM on March 28
Great article. All of my fantasy baseball experience has been in the internet era, and I've always wondered how folks did transactions and tracked standings, stats, etc. pre-internet. Apparently phone calls and the old U.S. (and Canadian Royal) mail system. And also, as it's at least related to the topic at hand and somewhat sports-related, how about some toboggan safety tips from Geddy Lee?
posted by holden at 06:03 PM on March 28
I'm going to keep my past life in the present in lieu of feeling old and in favor of feeling irrelevent. Muchos Gracias for the link. Holden, I especially loved the toboggan safety tips. One will note that Mr. Lee didn't "care about his brain" and wear a helmet.
posted by THX-1138 at 06:16 PM on March 28
Very cool. Thanks, Hugh.
posted by Ufez Jones at 06:18 PM on March 28
Although I Rushed through this piece, I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's great to track Lee's progress through the Different Stages of his fantasy career, from using the mail for transactions to being a New World Man on the internet. Lee's dominance of his league means he's no Fly By Night operation, and there's no Exit ... Stage Left in his near future. He could leave his opponents in his Vapor Trails for a long time to come -- heck, until 2112? A Show Of Hands -- how many of you would swap places with Geddy? I know I would, just for a taste of the Limelight and a chance to show my Grace Under Pressure. Oh, and if you didn't like this post, you can either Stick It (Out) or Take Off!
posted by wfrazerjr at 06:21 PM on March 28
Did you notice the lack of houses in the video, that was not shot anywhere near a Subdivision. I could tell Geddy has the spirit of winter, if not The Spirit of Radio, by his attitude in the film.
posted by tommytrump at 07:51 PM on March 28
A 40-man roster, keeper league. That's awesome.
posted by SummersEve at 06:27 AM on March 29
I noticed that 40-man thing, too. That's cool. Just like Geddy and Rush.
posted by dyams at 07:25 AM on March 29
Finally, a light-hearted piece that no one wants to rip apart. I played a little fantasy football before the internet era. Hurried phone calls right before kickoff on Sunday, poring through USA Today on Monday and Tuesday...ahhh, the good 'ol days! With all the stats involved, fantasy baseball must have been three shades of a bitch kitty!
posted by IRUNNIKE87 at 08:28 AM on March 29
Fantasy baseball, helping to keep rock stars in touch with thier family since the 1980's. What a Superconductor Lee must be to have four championships in the last six years. He's not giving people a Ghost Of A Chance. Let's just Cut To The Chase, Rush still fuckin rocks.
posted by MrFrisby at 09:41 AM on March 29
Ok. Please stop. 40-man keeper league is way too intense for me. Geddy Lee sure loves him some baseball.
posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 09:46 AM on March 29
Finally, a light-hearted piece that no one wants to rip apart. Geddy Lee taught Barry Bonds everything he knows about steroids, Greg Maddux everything he knows about ritual disembowelment, and Barbaro everything he knows knew about racing injury-free. I fuckin' hate that guy.
posted by The_Black_Hand at 04:31 PM on March 29
Thanks Hand...I was getting worried the site had lost it's edge!
posted by IRUNNIKE87 at 06:28 PM on March 29
and Barbaro everything he knows knew about racing injury-free. Seems like he must have lost his edge.
posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 06:43 PM on March 29
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