Washinton Nationals' utility man Willie Harris caused a bit of a stir amongst Nationals' fans recently when he was quoted in an article by Washington Post writer Paul Scwhartzman entitled, "In the Cellar With No Ladder in Sight", explaining that all the losing the Nationals have done wouldn't "dampen his mood", because, in Mr.Harris' words:
"'I'm not going to lose sleep because I lost a ballgame. I lose sleep when my mother's sick.'"
Former Montreal Expos' pitcher Bill "Spaceman" Lee would agree with Willie Harris. Lee, a 6'3" left-hander out of USC pitched for the Boston Red Sox (1969-1978) and Expos (1979-1982), and he once told reporters:
"'People are too hung up on winning. I can get off on a really good helmet throw.'"
I've spent a lot of time getting to know about DC Baseball History...now let's share some memories from Montreal. I got an email from Snagfilms.com recently letting me know about their online movie collection, (and no they are not paying me to say this), and I looked around their catalog and found this documentary about the Spaceman, Bill Lee, and the opening press conference where he sits in a hotel room screaming at the reporters had me hooked...Check it out below...
(ed. note - "This movie is in no way PG, if you're offended by language, I'm just warning you ahead of time, Mr. Lee's got a foul mouth....")