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They called him Spaceman an opinionated, wise cracking, irreverent, incorrigible, narcissistic party animal Bill Lee was major league baseball s redheaded step child an unapologetic, pot smoking counter culturist in a tradition bound profession who delighted fans while infuriating baseball s brass with his wild antics and outspokenness His book, Have Glove Will Travel , is a perfect reflection of his persona, and whether or not you enjoy it will depend heavily on how much you enjoy Bill They called him Spaceman an opinionated, wise cracking, irreverent, incorrigible, narcissistic party animal Bill Lee was major league baseball s redheaded step child an unapologetic, pot smoking counter culturist in a tradition bound profession who delighted fans while infuriating baseball s brass with his wild antics and outspokenness His book, Have Glove Will Travel , is a perfect reflection of his persona, and whether or not you enjoy it will depend heavily on how much you enjoy Bill Lee Reading it you feel like you are sitting around with Spaceman , sharing a joint and a bottle while he regales you with story after story of his experiences some of them perhapstall than true, but all of them entertaining.In Have Glove Will Travel , Lee tells the stories of his life after major league baseball from the point in 1982 when he was released from the Montreal Expos and subsequently blackballed from the major leagues for offending the lords of baseball one time too many till the present Though banished from the temple of the major leagues, baseball was in his blood, and a pitcher is what he was, so he continued his career playing for whatever semi pro league or outfit that would have him Playing throughout the U.S and Canada, South America, Cuba, and Russia with teammates and opponents that ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous, Bill continued his baseball ways and collected these tales From running for president on the Rhinoceros Party ticket in 1988 to teaching Ted Williams something he didn t know about his hitting ability, all of these tales are vintage Spaceman.Lee s book is easy reading and great entertainment Each chapter stands alone as a complete tale, and you can read them in pretty much any order that amuses you stopping to refresh your drink or roll a new one between stories if needed If you love baseball for the pure joy of it as Lee does, and if you appreciate his non conformist, screwball ways, then you will be sure to find Have Glove Will Travel a homerun of a book The second part of Bill Lee s autobiography inshallah there will be a third part tracks the Spaceman s life trajectory following his blackballing from Major League Baseball Highlights include his time spent pitching in Venezuela, in semi pro ball in Ontario, in less than semi pro ball in far flung regions of Canada, against the Soviet National team, and in futile struggle against superannuated players on several trips to Cuba Bill Lee is the only MLBer that Warren Zevon ever wrote a song ab The second part of Bill Lee s autobiography inshallah there will be a third part tracks the Spaceman s life trajectory following his blackballing from Major League Baseball Highlights include his time spent pitching in Venezuela, in semi pro ball in Ontario, in less than semi pro ball in far flung regions of Canada, against the Soviet National team, and in futile struggle against superannuated players on several trips to Cuba Bill Lee is the only MLBer that Warren Zevon ever wrote a song about, and the only MLBer ever to run for President with Dr Hunter S Thompson as a running mate although nobody is entirely sure if the good doctor was ever informed of his candidacy This memoir is filled with humor, poignancy, wisdom, and a profound reverence for the Game it is the sweetest lovesong to Baseball that any player has ever written Even as a fan of Bill Lee, I have to say this book is for the fan who understands that it s all about the game A player is a player, and they have to find somewhere to play, whether it be in Cuba, Russia, Nova Scotia, Florida, or wherever This book details Bill Spaceman Lee s travels, literally, from the time he was released from the Montreal Expos for standing up against the manager and GM following teammate Rodney Scott s release to the time the book was written It details his adventures, Even as a fan of Bill Lee, I have to say this book is for the fan who understands that it s all about the game A player is a player, and they have to find somewhere to play, whether it be in Cuba, Russia, Nova Scotia, Florida, or wherever This book details Bill Spaceman Lee s travels, literally, from the time he was released from the Montreal Expos for standing up against the manager and GM following teammate Rodney Scott s release to the time the book was written It details his adventures, with tongue occasionally pressed too firmly in cheek for his own good, in adapting from trying to find his way back to the majors, finding he was being blacklisted, to just going wherever there was a chance to play, even if the pay was poor or non existent.Bottom line is, this is a fun read Lee isn t afraid to poke fun at himself, or at others for that matter, and tells stories that are probably only slightly embellished Well, maybethan that in some cases But hey, that s Spaceman You know what you re getting when you start reading Bill Spaceman Lee was an intriguing and controversial pitcher back in the day when I was growing up To most of my generation, he was a player who stood out and made the gameentertaining To my parents generation, he was a no good semi criminal who was ruining baseball This is a simplified summary, but probably not that far off the mark I was actually looking for Lee s autobiography The Wrong Stuff which I still haven t found when I stumbled across this book It hones in on the pa Bill Spaceman Lee was an intriguing and controversial pitcher back in the day when I was growing up To most of my generation, he was a player who stood out and made the gameentertaining To my parents generation, he was a no good semi criminal who was ruining baseball This is a simplified summary, but probably not that far off the mark I was actually looking for Lee s autobiography The Wrong Stuff which I still haven t found when I stumbled across this book It hones in on the part of Lee s life which started when he was essentially blackballed from the major leagues, and began barnstorming to pay the bills I found it absorbing and often hilarious, and I recognized a lot of names from those barnstorming teams Lee at times got somewhat repetitious and wordy he did have a co writer, so Richard Lally is involved in that also but for anyone like me who remembers the Spaceman at the height of his glory notoriety, this is a really fun read Lee s second effort, in which he describes his post baseball career and travels, is highly entertaining as well His attitude is once a ball player, always a ball player, and he will go wherever there is a game, be it Russia, China, Cuba, Venezeula, or Canada Again, Lee writes with humor and surprising insight about life as an athlete But unlike The Wrong Stuff, Have Glove Will Travel takes place over manydecades, and lacks the coherence of his first effort Parts of it are incredible, w Lee s second effort, in which he describes his post baseball career and travels, is highly entertaining as well His attitude is once a ball player, always a ball player, and he will go wherever there is a game, be it Russia, China, Cuba, Venezeula, or Canada Again, Lee writes with humor and surprising insight about life as an athlete But unlike The Wrong Stuff, Have Glove Will Travel takes place over manydecades, and lacks the coherence of his first effort Parts of it are incredible, while other parts seem a little forced, or neat and tidy The epilogue however, is an homage to baseball worthy of a classic baseball movie Bill Lee is a hoot And really funny A bit heavy on the 60s drugs are my lifestyle, but whatever This follows him from when he gets cut from the Expos According to his story, it was a personality polotical thing, and then he got blackballed that s the reason he didn t come back There s probably some truth to it, and he makes a good argument, but it is just his side Hey, it s his book he gets to say what he wants Then he sort of maps out his life of trying to play baseball here and th Bill Lee is a hoot And really funny A bit heavy on the 60s drugs are my lifestyle, but whatever This follows him from when he gets cut from the Expos According to his story, it was a personality polotical thing, and then he got blackballed that s the reason he didn t come back There s probably some truth to it, and he makes a good argument, but it is just his side Hey, it s his book he gets to say what he wants Then he sort of maps out his life of trying to play baseball here and there It s apparently easy to live life as a former major leaguer, especially if the Sawx fans liked you He has fun, meets lots of interesting people He s a great story teller Very episodic, but interesting episodes Nice story about his trip s to Cuba.Really 4.5 This book is so funny Its about how a Major League Pitcher is blackballed from baseball and it tells of his adventures trying to find somewhere to play from their on out The author is such a cool character When asked about mandatory drug testing in baseball he said Well i ve tested all of the drugs but i don t think it should be mandatory If you like baseball and want to laugh read this for sure. Most of the baseball authored books I ve read are so dull Bill Lee had complied his tales in snapshots with his insights and reflections as he travels all over Cuba, South America, Canada to keep on pitching in various leagues The characters he meets he records their stories quickly and with a sharp eye he s a pitcher but this book shows he s a humorous, profound, writer Think Bill Bryson goes Gonzo. {Free Epub} Ã Have Glove, Will Travel: Adventures of a Baseball Vagabond ë Book by Lee, Bill, Lally, Richard Lee writes sort of like he pitches like a crazy person He tends to drop threads of stories and forget to go back to them, but the stories he finishes are hilarious and heart breaking, sometimes at the same time Not so much a baseball book as a book about a crazy dude who happened to play baseball, but interesting.