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Postby JnB987 » Wed Apr 02, 2003 11:42 pm

Bill "Spaceman" Lee once voluntary suspended his pay while with the Red Sox. Why did he do it?

(And don't say because he was insane because we all know he was.)
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Postby metsfan1969 » Thu Apr 03, 2003 12:12 pm

This may seem like a wild guess, and it certainly is, but wasn't it because the red sox let a couple of his player friends go? I am not sure if this was the reason he suspended his pay, but I think it did happen and I think he was pissed about it.
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Postby dinocam » Thu Apr 03, 2003 1:41 pm

Also a guess, but I know that he ran into 'trouble' for comments (and an arrest I believe) about marijuana. The story was that he was 'caught' with a bag and he claimed he only used it 'sprinkled on his cereal' or something like that.
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Postby JnB987 » Thu Apr 03, 2003 9:09 pm

I don't think if I can drop hints but I'll say that while neither answer is correct, but one isn't entirely wrong.
The scoring for my league is as follows:
1 point per R, RBI, SB
.5 point per TB
-.5 point per SO

10 point per W
-5 point per L
5 point per S
1 point per K
-1 point per ER
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Postby JnB987 » Mon Apr 07, 2003 8:48 pm

I guess hints are allowed, so I'll say that it was because one or more of his friends was let go. Anything else to add gentlemen? Any more details?
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Postby dinocam » Tue Apr 08, 2003 7:53 am

Lee walked off from the Expos following the release of his good friend 2B Rodney Scott. In the act of doing so he ripped his uniform in half. This was following his trade from the Red Sox who were also growing tired of his ways (feud with Zimmer 'the gerbil', pot use, and so on). No other MLB club offered him a contract. He soon after formed the New England Gray Sox - a barn-storming team that included himself, Scott and former Red Sox hero Bernie Carbo, Mark Fidrych, and George Foster.
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Postby JnB987 » Tue Apr 08, 2003 10:26 pm

That's a hell of a story, but it isn't what I'm looking for. I'm looking for an 'episode' if you will in which he remained on his team but voluntarily suspended his pay.
The scoring for my league is as follows:
1 point per R, RBI, SB
.5 point per TB
-.5 point per SO

10 point per W
-5 point per L
5 point per S
1 point per K
-1 point per ER
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Postby dinocam » Mon Apr 14, 2003 1:22 pm

When friend Bernie Carbo was sold to the Cleveland Indians, Lee went on an unofficial strike-jumping the club and going home. He was finally found by Red Sox president Haywood Sullivan and told that he would be docker a day's pay (about $500). Lee responded "Make it fifteen hundred. I'd like to have the whole weekend."<br><br><span class=gensmall>Accepted as answer by JnB987 on Mon Apr 14, 2003 5:53 pm EST.</span>
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Postby JnB987 » Mon Apr 14, 2003 6:53 pm

Finally! That's definetly my favorite Lee story.
The scoring for my league is as follows:
1 point per R, RBI, SB
.5 point per TB
-.5 point per SO

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-5 point per L
5 point per S
1 point per K
-1 point per ER
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