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Bill Lee gives some thoughts on the 2013 Red Sox

Apr 2, 2013|

Mikey talks with his old friend, the Spaceman Bill Lee about the Red Sox first game against the New York Yankees. Bill gives his thoughts on the team, especially the pitching staff and what he expects them to accomplish this season.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

I guess earlier today when I was up on the job crossover between the -- and Holley show yeah and and they show. They were talking about general oil. Underdog or something and Garrard then. -- talked about the kind of dog it is tonight and I said that you know those dogs who have. You don't you can tell which is which and is their face and which end is there but the guy I laughed at that rises joke you know. The general rated -- -- easy easy pretty sure you don't want these -- in your ass and are a threat. A picture numbered dog it was so pictured on Andy's at beach obviously. -- -- -- -- -- -- Big giant teeth coming out of and they do look kinda scary. That I thought to myself man I feel. Tim Timmy might Timothy my dark today got fixed so he sees on the opposite of scale egos. -- a -- -- -- you know there neutered. It's all lead dog is that popular areas says on Twitter page and everything I -- talking baseball tonight and and it's my pleasure -- to bring in the space man himself bill Lee on the phone are coming back from cattle. -- -- -- -- Why why did it come back why did you come back -- -- and got to go to court backed it's going to be even -- It would have been well political and or will write and -- -- by my house yes the vets know Vermont has. It still sort of that we its extension. That's always a good night for some people -- bill would you we have watched the game yesterday. I didn't -- -- game and getting a recap -- and a champion and Peabody and that. Just whipped by the rendering plant the old east -- Kodak. A where they take all the old courses and majors and horse ever bet on the that's what -- written or read German film -- I just feel your dogs -- -- -- -- -- -- So what's -- -- are you haven't you didn't see the game yesterday but I know you know what happened because you want anybody else as a -- 125 lifetime against the Yankees you you know what happens in the every terrorism. They they they thought to have the quick with temple but it's in good. You know they said they were gonna do that may be at that and everybody well. You know I mean Miller and then -- he walked guy but he struck out Seidman and -- they were right stroman Riley had a great game. You know media owe it to work. Worked out got to walk so I mean that's unbelievable. Or. So that's a very. Good. First impression BR could start could start. For these guys now start it try to put yourself in Jackie Bradley's place I mean I know he's not a young rookie like in nineteen or twenty -- You know he's it was his first Major League at -- bill and -- he's in Yankee Stadium facing their best pitcher. And he worked -- -- man like when you're always -- you're kind of like already screwed usually. Yeah you. And defense off the top -- take everything you know those are just gonna go -- either way and it took somebody got the break in that. You know he's been treated like a rookie -- about that's for sure. I think you were you mentioned the pace of the pitchers. I -- it it certainly did defense appreciates it when there's no not a lot of screwing around out there on the mound. Where you kind of go right back to business after you get the ball back to look at it again the site and keep they hitter. -- away from thinking too much about. What's coming next but you're meanwhile your defense if you if you take too long they they counted they get into a little bit of a funk. Yes they do and that's why quick -- was always worked it worked for me. I I who worked as fast as anybody -- -- you know and I pitched eight inning complete game got a lot on Sunday. And -- it would become at all. And I -- games start at eleven men quite like it body while being -- -- 152. In the house exactly 2 o'clock. -- accuse -- at a fast pace. You -- today. Did you look at the picture all the -- guys that while ago mark did you -- faster pace than early Mark Burly. A burly good. That's exactly. When you work that it doesn't get the jets are at stake. And then you change speed that you -- what's called a cardiovascular. Moment where you actually your heart rate. Matches or limbic system and -- particularly complex. And and let you know. Like at you -- and go here and read a great game at a value that. I hit it I have a super bright. And I emotional or brain the other day. I do have a great great insurance but it's still has just -- market. Now the market on on -- -- the -- them see them light and yeah that's the forecast. Elevates the core -- we're all familiar with the president last week it's saying. Another site the third one. What about slowing down is when we -- and Cleveland -- -- like the or perhaps. You guys out that it yes and it the last. Last words forget -- we can say that on the year and I don't -- up. -- yet but we take take me through a thought pattern OK just giving it a battered -- let's say that you faced on the Yankees. And he comes up to the plate what was running through your mind let's say -- -- give you -- hitter all right. It's Reggie Jackson what is your thought process as you get rid of space rejects. What he'd look at -- Democrat right off the bat like -- -- break it all take it. -- -- from a basketball and see how we react that usually -- a little late. Invented this school the latter on -- run that ball it -- -- And don't let him extend his arms. I struck about a lot that a -- get to two and territory they drop -- and dropped her body could strike about mental state today didn't they only got two strikes. So yeah he was the all time strike -- written it it in other words for each hitter you have a little like a a notepad in your head that tells you what you gonna do -- in what order. And by the way the -- the catchers get all that. Yeah there's a market that's what's best and it usually work yeah you know somebody has bad days some guys that about it. If you kept pitcher based around the -- corner of the rotten bag. It's somewhat more -- because -- trouble. You know now we get a fresh new start Bobby Valentine era is over every what do you think is pretty clear on the fact bill that. That he was -- kind of immediate and in the wrong guy for the job. But this fresh start haven't Ferrell back I have the dead weight gone you know the people who were kind of slowing down making his team seems sluggish last year. How do you look at the American League east now -- this Red Sox team in the improvements the blue the blue jays have made and so forth. Well the blue jays at the best team I think on paper but then they they make a lot in Europe colder north but they put that up over there at all. And I think you know it's weakened state by water and stay there and and we got a lot of money it is Bentley big and if we can pick up some really -- guys play that statement that will be there and that's the way you're gonna have to play it this year okay. Now about this rotation because this is going to be -- -- as we know Lester is what he's been in the past. Then your number one guys find. But going down a line up Buchholz. Dempster Lackey is giving your Lackey ideal -- look at the starting staff on the issues team. I -- he scares me. You know my body's got to do and he doesn't collect goodies coming up a surgery that the other guy's got a little motion against group or wild Dempster you know or -- that it may strike people not to -- ex auto club. But calls are always thought. Was a great competitor Smart pitcher pretty or somebody looks like formal way yeah I did read now on DL stint yeah. He got everybody in -- but you know we get the degree lower body. The blog -- -- I was like hold up and everything else but that they all all the way they can and they're all healthy and things look good. Yeah I think things will be okay that because you know -- and again this assuming Lester Lester was nineteen and 71 year and you know if he can do that again. And that helps a lot in and in a division worried looks to me space man. Like everybody has the capability of being around 500 if they play each other eighteen times each. I think that. They ought to looks like that's slump open or and it's going to be at -- fight he had that's what you want -- everybody excited that he'd been all excited the only yank. He's got a 114 million dollars or dead weight on there and there's a picture I guess all -- -- -- Walker's right now and I love it. New Yorker Magazine has tomorrow what wheelchairs and walkers. And it -- it the other comparable it's believable because they lost everybody -- lost four guys that are so key to their -- a particular. That it's it's the worst outlook in Yankee TV ads that's been around for a for a long long time and a Red Sox fans are counting on them not to be good this year I think in order to get themselves if they're going to be well over 500. Now what are you going to work out. I did that how can they give up our Russell Martin what happened there you know what to Pittsburgh. I -- out Russell Martin is a great plug in corporate rate auditor quick release you'd best yesterday yeah -- I think you might and might. Had to do with his 200 batting average -- he had some clutch home runs -- -- breaches -- barriers real -- And realized I liked him but still think he's going to be fine yeah should be a primadonna but -- you know but I what -- BAT's. You know it they'll probably shut that I happened there will be some new drug that'll let them over there. Yet clear just rub it in two years is the -- between your cheek and gum. It now I know what are you go to the very out for -- to champions we have any dinner. On the champions and indeed -- you know -- -- they've got me there are between leader right now many -- here like in and bright and the -- go to Montreal tomorrow I'm doing quite short Montreal. And then I'm coming back garden Thursday. I'll be down here on Saturday Sunday and come play in basketball. And then now Monday's open and able -- oust Lewis muscular. Yet now the -- that I before you got you over the house of blues function and that and he'll be around Fenway on opening day. Yeah obviously infinitely opening -- a big house of blues is that after the game so -- -- I'll be around and got -- your aka the. Yeah I'll bossier Monday at the ballpark for sure and of course I wanna mention to folks now we got their attention and on May sixteenth there -- that roast their roasting -- -- going to be there. I found out today the Bigelow is going to be there. I and a bunch of comedians that we're gonna have to have some alcohol. This works or -- require. -- this works for me all right well my best. OK men in my bested -- house seat next week. All right ceiling basement talking it was from month has been off the plane he's now he's out there and active life. Yeah it's good hey look great life and a lot of people on the new Yankee fans still hate his guts to -- twelve and five against the Yankees and but a lot of the Red Sox fans still love his guts because he was twelve -- yankees is that -- -- works that way up same reason.

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