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Red Sox Review: Former Red Sox pitcher Bill “Spaceman” Lee joins Mikey and Lenny after Game 3 of the ALCS

Oct 16, 2013|

Bill Lee joins the guys to help break down the pitching performances in tonight’s game. The Spaceman tells Mikey and Lenny that after tonight the Red Sox should be able to wrap up this series and secure a berth in the World Series.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

We're back here on this so late night broadcasts the road to redemption. And redemptions early runs but all about and you wonder if you thought about that that title for this you know. The road to redemption a -- that -- an ad campaign one point you know. We won't rest still order is restored -- for Red Sox fans this is beyond having order restored this is like. As a likeable team up. In almost every way -- likable. A guy like very much a very good friend of mine pay your former Red Sox lefthander -- bill William Francis leave the space man. Is on lined seven. Out live from California where it's part of his. Day is you know obviously watching baseball games but also finding line. You find some wind today's basement. I'm not I'm a perpetual best man you really are you best men how many times you investments of -- winning seven. How'd that turn out. Yours is only the best you're the only one that took the deal with what they tuck is my marriage 1010 years ago. -- was walking down the ideal. My wife she's got -- bit saying our what does spider had to -- -- -- to -- his -- yet she looked like. He looked like he was sixteen years old. I'm good you -- -- She was thirty but you know I'm telling you -- the youngest birdie at receiver really is great too and I'm really glad that that worked out well from Ian thanks don't. They are happy that you know you're out there and sunny California where it's only right now 888 o'clock and -- -- -- Dark as dark Venus Mercury. Pull mode almost righty was 86 degrees at Napa. I'm sitting at a bar with my partner will watch and every pitch by pitch. It was like unbelievable. At a game what I can't that people don't realize that one nothing game. Hinges on every pitch. It does. I read it because we don't you think about this from a personal nevermind now let's talk about Lackey for a first because we lack he's a guy bill went through hell. In this town. Because he got paid a lot of money. At a Red Sox weren't winning and he wasn't as great as we thought we'd annoyed arm troubles it's our last year this year he's been a real man and two day. I -- you talk about the greatest moment he's had a Red Sox uniform -- a game like this. You wanna come out. Now I know it was typical Napoli but he didn't have up that pace. You know he couldn't get as mad as he did when he was that the Angels have amazing. Yet he he has the yum lantern jaw. But the thing about him is and you know this as the guys in your generation and -- the ones that you want on your team were the ones that don't wanna come out in a tight game that's their ball. Exactly how it got out that he got Medicare or -- goal why go wrong place. At. The point that a long played. Yeah I was so cute and I did more than I I'd said the same thing I did not wanted to come out right dead in on goal what the difference he's. And then when it when he blocked a left hander. You know and gotten he got the first out he got out of the inning but -- he comes to any. In Breslow is that is -- yet has he walks -- lefthander. Urge you to let you walk the right hander who can't it'll let. And then I go holy cow we're gonna get in trouble here did you know it was just amazing. That. What was it it was like first in order someone that you have it was it was amazing. That. There's power comes then Andy's just blows. The big. I'm kind of way. So I am going to he's got a slow bat any chase the ball away and I go -- we we may win this ball. -- he's got some -- is -- candy stand like you did all year long I mean this guy it was a who headed for another Triple Crown. And then all of a sudden in August here and hip flexor or something and he's a different hitter now but they can't do without him. And they found a way. Where he's a little less adapted to -- and that's the outside part of the play with fast stuff. Exactly ND EME could try to go the other way but the but he -- -- inching up -- changeup up Buchholz it was just you know so for committing slow. You know adult courts slower in the strike zone and that I watched marquee terms Martina today. Used to be our catcher yeah yeah victory all my god -- have and that they eat he blew it squad out. I think he's done he's gonna have a hard time and -- are around -- first. Yeah and I think that's an extra weight he's gotten his mouth with that Dracula play eighties where it will be -- is teeth are coming out of out of his head. All he looks -- -- to me that whole ball club and there looks like they've been an pizzeria for. To me oh yeah they got a call -- a coma three fatty so you got flab era. And you got the prince of Wales but that and then of course don't forget moon pie cabbage patch faced Johnny -- -- role well but. Yeah pearl that but he can flat out hit he can hit a cripple and everything out but -- they have date Lackey through grade it was amazing finish. Or there when it over there looking into what he had to get out of this -- after all you gotta do is throw that. Throw that worked alright there you get it 643 double play had AM 643 amid the bar and everybody's looking at me like. How do you how do you know that's gonna happen Billick said hey look at -- getting -- up on got to do is make him. Jimmy with the sinker like daddy got him on his front foot and I am six we're. Now what is it -- this -- who Har I call on the little monster but he this guy. Throws 89 like you used to -- -- people how does he get that done -- I am still amazed because. Is it just a deceptive. Minute of the fact -- -- -- drops. And that they they're confused as to which -- he's gonna throw me what is with him. It it is delivering his manner is big lobby hide behind the big love is he's got a big head. It Heatley got a little bit all everybody does lead holds his head off I don't know if you ever saw our guys there was a guy use hall of Famer for the Chicago Cubs. The footballer. It and that this option of pulling you head off and then throwing the ball it looks like he jumps that him. And everybody seems to be delayed on that in these in this rhythm that is just unbelievable. He's virtually unhittable. Reduce -- control what he wants -- You know and they -- Lackey that one at bat he threw like six curve balls that are role. And got a tough hitter out. And a 32 pitch that I mean he threw a lot of big pitches in big situations. In the relievers did to -- I'm Kelly. I didn't go along with -- decision on the way he handled that and I thought it was like -- and we had a runner at second base and nobody out. And we don't advance a runner on a ground ball bunt him over. In the end. You're your your lead off hitter hit a long fly ball to left which would have got us that it church run. Lot of things really upset me. But the outcome you know I'm happy. You know I'm happy as a pig and and you know what I talked about tickets. And a big book and the funny thing is. You know we got I think Detroit's about habit. You know I think if we go out there and TV's going to be pumped like you read about if he sticks it to them you know. This -- we could take three in a row in Detroit. Are you rattle -- your lifetime post season ERA under three you left it in the World Series you didn't get any wins or losses but you left two games including game seven. 32 with the league you know you left with the lead two times and you know the bullpen much you know whatever. But what is it with Lackey now what is he saying to -- When Farrell comes out there. You've got to be kidding I read his lips you got to be pleased me yeah exactly I was I was right there with that I was ardent. I mean Dudley do rather than -- took him out he comes out because he's he listens to statistics -- this is the way it's going to be. In everything he's got it all planned out I don't do that I managed by the seat of my pants you know and it eat you know he's he's been lucky and I wanted to continue he's got a lot of Francona hit him Francona we always criticized a lot of his decisions and Francona was lucky in -- better to be lucky than good Yogi Berra was lucky. Casey Stengel was lucky. You know the great job -- Kolb was lucky. You know a lot of times when you don't do anything it's the best decision. I study over managed a little lead today but he got away with -- so give -- credit you know and let Breslow I mean I I. Called and I think he's gonna walk this guy he got the particular I think Lockett. You know walking him I can tell confused -- on his slider. He's almost better against right handed hitters away he nips at the corner and they they kind of have to go after it it's almost like the strike zone move six inches to the left. Against righty and he's out there -- He's different Lester can turn the ball on ovaries got pretty good command. But he's got a little gag and his slider has that that's called -- -- of hope that the Yale thing for hold -- things. Who is your back. But the but the I'd now ask you one more thing about this team and its chemistry because you played you played for some pretty awesome. Red Sox teams. Like 75 and 78 and so on. When it comes to the chemistry that you or the confidence you have your teammates when everybody does their job. -- it's never the same here on the same day -- this team. Yeah it's unbelievable you look at all the strikeouts and everything it -- kind of Verlander did he throw a cookie. To. To your first baseman he that was -- that you hit. He could have handled that always he cannot handle a break if he says his first at bat that. He tells McCarver and guys he's gonna sit on the break a ball. The first pitch he get as a cripple slider right down the middle he takes it has taken another curve ball first strike and they went to one in the third. -- I'm -- Pete he's like born. He's actually it was like the worst that that the first three at bats you guys you get him three times and then. You know and figure Lackey in the first -- first ball rocket to right field could play next pitch base hit the last. You don't make this long fly ball deep center field and gives up another base hit I'm telling you he was the only two and seven pages of forum were -- art. And then but -- that Lackey there's also a need get a early or you don't know. Gentlemen all right in that and I think -- would Napoli what's really odd is that they're the fox people. I showed the video of his first Major League gap that but he hits a home run off. Justin Verlander in 2006. In the same stadium they show the video and then what happens boom he hits it to the same exact part of the park. And it's the only thing he's done off Verlander since 06. Different -- Yeah it can all that first time in the at a fastball this time McCarthy all the plays that that you take you take Napoli and you take. There and go painting called the post man and you put that bat on Napoli at the same guy. I'll have to try that a suburb you have to Google all that mid stride than a minute to go that if you put Napoli I wanted to send Napoli that that -- -- that -- -- the postman delivers. All the man as they now are you going to be if the Red Sox play in a World Series and you're on the West Coast or why are you gonna come back to Boston for the World Series auto -- You know it's -- the World Series normal normal why we do in -- I can watch it it like one in the afternoon to get a good meal with. That's a -- with Charles Blackwood there'll be living on the beach with Cherokee Noah will be fun -- you do that all the you do that when an even thousand or we won't. You can do that when your -- I semi retired even though you still pitch 200 innings a year. All over the world I pitched like yesterday I am pitching tomorrow and I'm going to Arizona prior won't get to know why am and go. What I do best is when the Red Sox are playing bad I turn my back on the TV and they played better. That's at see that that superstition come back -- -- turned. He just you change things around and I'm Helen yet they did better and I did the same thing the night before you know I did the same thing I said hey. You call me Mike in the -- heard back from there when they if they turn around or doing something that -- they did. They designated -- So what we gotta do is we gotta get your back you're talking about a note and -- tasting your road space man line among dollar -- I bought some stuff that's going to be 90% alcohol by volume. -- -- -- David 20/20. I did I it's you know legacy of doing all kinds of things after retirement but having a vineyard is not one of them. And and here it is are coming to fruition. And of course you're you're making used to make -- bats. I make bad to make lying you know I just I love the wine business. I I've got this really get beat down there it looks like he's got a meth lab out there. But he grows great great this -- like the batter crushing Brett. So I'm going to be doing that I'm going down. I didn't what is Santa Barbara County up in the wilderness with a condors are. And there's a vineyard up there the guy really likes me so I bought some greats from him what it was like go to these really hit the old time guys like by either Jews. In and I make really good wind and I like doing it that way I don't own the vineyard. But I have really good. Car well and it's really good stuff everybody that stride and know there's. Bat -- -- I make him a -- trust the united isn't in the history of that I'm gonna make the best when he dollar bottle -- in the world as good man. Well let's not be healthy be sick I'll be talking the you know he's -- after everywhere and -- -- tomorrow I'm going to actually Detroit's done you've got to my friend thank you Bubba. The space man out California -- or not we don't think about him when he is you know news. He can't he says I turn my back and he knows he can't turn his back he has to watch these games and he he's one of these guys you sit and watch a game with. And -- go OK here comes occur from this pitcher outside any and he's right you don't two thirds of the time calling the pitches for the -- it's on the hill in this modern day and age based on. You know -- -- knowledgeably releasing it he's got to you know space and Ramallah Brett as you know he's got a great baseball mind off. Now out there one of the big east and it's always thinking about history I think what you love baseball you never it never lesion. It stays really and I -- -- your life. I think and that's true more than most sports that's why it's fun to talk sometimes to you know agronomist Fenway -- guy he's -- of the park 5060 years. As you know he remembers every player remembers every trend every incident. Because just like us he pays attention and now once you start. And it's been going our amazes -- ten years old. Are you folks on hold thank you for holding on we have almost full lines one line opened at 6177797937. And we'll get to Dave we have two days on hold Mike in Kevin on the road to redemption right after this break.

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