The Wrong Stuff

The Wrong Stuff The return of a sports classic with a new foreword by the authorFinally back in print after many years here is Bill Lee s classic tale of his renegade life on and off the mound Whether walking out on

  • Title: The Wrong Stuff
  • Author: Bill Lee Richard Lally
  • ISBN: 9780307339782
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Paperback
  • The return of a sports classic with a new foreword by the authorFinally back in print after many years, here is Bill Lee s classic tale of his renegade life on and off the mound Whether walking out on the Montreal Expos to protest the release of a valued teammate or telling sportswriters eager for candid and offbeat comments about the game than his bosses wanted anyoThe return of a sports classic with a new foreword by the authorFinally back in print after many years, here is Bill Lee s classic tale of his renegade life on and off the mound Whether walking out on the Montreal Expos to protest the release of a valued teammate or telling sportswriters eager for candid and offbeat comments about the game than his bosses wanted anyone to know, pitcher Bill Spaceman Lee became celebrated as much for his rebellious personality as for his remarkable talent Add to the mix his affinity for Eastern religions and controversial causes, and you can see why Lee infuriated the establishment while entertaining his legion of fans In this wildly funny memoir that became a massive bestseller in the United States and Canada when it was first published, Lee recounts the colorful story of his life from the drugged out antics of his college days at USC where he learned that marijuana never hammered me like a good Camel to his post World Series travels with a group of liberal long distance runners through Red China where he discovered that conservatives don t like marathons because it s much easier to climb into a Rolls Royce Lee also describes his minor league days, joining the Reserves during the Vietnam War, his time with the Red Sox, and the 1975 World Series He spares no detail while recalling his infamous falling out with Red Sox management that led to his trade to Montreal Full of irreverent wit, and an inherent love of the game, The Wrong Stuff is a sports classic for a new generation.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    172 thoughts on “The Wrong Stuff

    • The first memoir I ever read. It was actually a lot of fun to read, though it's definitely better if you're a fan of the game. Bill Lee goes through his entire baseball career: the ups, downs, and his aversion to navy blue pinstripes. This book actually made me a Red Sox fan.


    • "You're supposed to sit on your ass and nod at stupid things Man, that's hard to do; And if you don't they'll screw you, And if you do they'll screw you too. When I'm standing in the middle of the diamond all alone: I always play to win, when it comes to skin and bone. And sometimes I say things I shouldn't, like" "Bill Lee" by Warren Zevon Since opening Fenway in 1912, the Boston Red Sox have displayed a remarkably cavalier attitude towards developing and holding onto left-handed starters, frit [...]


    • The Wrong Stuff was one of the more entertaining baseball books I've ever read. It is the true story of ex-Red Sox pitcher Bill Lee's time in the majors and life just after it. Lee is eccentric, to say the least, and not shy about relating the realities of life on the road: the boozing, drugs, and women. He doesn't write about these shenanigans with puffed up bravado. He is more interested in conveying the circus atmosphere of professional sports, and does so with bemusement and humor. Also, hav [...]


    • One of the funniest baseball books ever written. Lee was an iconoclast and goofball, but that's okay. He's got plenty of stories to share in this book, from his days with the Boston Red Sox to his time with the Montreal Expos. Lee reveals his philosophy on life, which I guess is Zen Buddhism with a touch of cannabis. He makes no apologies for the great times he had both on and off the field and shares some interesting insights about some of his teammates over the years. Of course, for all his sh [...]


    • #9, Esquire’s list of The Twenty Best Baseball Books EverBriefly: Ball Four-liteHad The Wrong Stuff come out in 1965, it would have been a revolutionary look at the inside of the game from a player’s perspective, the sort of tell-all for which publishers salivate. As it stands, Bill “Spaceman” Lee’s book was published over 15 years after the release of Ball Four, and as such, it reads like a pale imitation.Lee’s book suffers from its placement on the Pareto Frontier: that’s the eco [...]


    • Wonderful, unique sense of humor. Observations and commentary could only spring from a left-hander. Highly recommended.


    • A cool look back at his baseball career. Some good stuff on the life of a baseball player - partying, carousing with women, getting ready for a game, the mindset during the game. Does a good job of chronicling time with Boston and Montreal without 'naming names' a la Jim Bouton in Ball Four. And cool stories from time with Boston such as AL East division races of the early-mid 1970s, the 1975 post-season and of course the collapse of 1978. Can see Lee has some lingering bitterness about the way [...]


    • Bill Lee's "The Wrong Stuff" looks like on the surface just to be another cut and dried quick biography of a former sports star. But after reading this, I was amazed that this book did not garner the same kind of negative attention that Jim Bouton's "Ball Four" did. Lee talks frankly about his drug use, his indiscretions with women, and his general disdain for the powers that be in baseball. If a star today shared similar revalations, I can't imagine the furror it would cause. Lee pitched a litt [...]


    • I totally dig books about baseball, and this was a great one. Bill Lee's 'The Wrong Stuff' (1984) is right up there with Jim Bouton's 'Ball Four' and Dirk Hayhurst's 'The Bullpen Gospels' as one of the most truthful, entertaining, insightful, funny, and brutally honest baseball memoirs of all time. Lee doesn't hold anything back, including his thoughts on such baseball figures as Don Zimmer, Luis Tiant, Carlton Fisk, Carl Yastrzemski and an endless list of others.A highly recommended read for ba [...]


    • In the wake of the Red Sox loss to the White Sox, I decided to revisit the past and read Bill Lee‘s autobiography, written with Dick Lally. Lee pitched for the Red Sox during the years that I became a baseball fan. This twenty-year old book is a breezy, amusing recollection of baseball in the seventies. Lee and Lally just wrote another book that will also go on my list of books to read.Published in hardback by Viking Press.


    • One of the tag lines on my copy is "funnier than 'Ball Four' ." I don't feel that this book has held up as well. Lee tells the story of his life and career well and shines light on Don Zimmer, Rodney Scott, marijuana and Luis Tiant, but that's all they wereories. He has since told some of these stories often and his irreverent tone was no act - what you see with Bill Lee is what you get


    • spaceman might have been too stoned to write a book. but whatever, it hasn't stopped any other old hippie from writing their memoir. go sox!


    • this is a very good book ll lee was a entertaining ball player.d his book is entertaining alsofunny,sad and at times it will make you mad but well worth the read.



    • Bill Lee was one of my favorite players. This book is entertaining but spotty, without the detail I hoped for. Best, I think, for those who grew up during the time. which would be me.



    • Maybe the best of the second wave of tell all/locker room story baseball books to come out in the wake of Ball Four. Funny stuff.


    • The other great baseball autobiography. From the mind of the man that imagined the perfect pitch as being the one that vanished from the pitcher's hand and appeared in the catcher's glove.




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