RUSH Frontman Talks Baseball In New Video Interview
RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee recently spoke to MLB.com about how he became a fan of baseball, and he looked at the upcoming season for his beloved Toronto Blue Jays. Check out the chat at MLB.com.
Lee threw out the ceremonial first pitch on Tuesday, April 2 when the Toronto Blue Jays opened their 37th regular season against the Cleveland Indians.
Geddy is a Blue Jays season-ticket holder who gets to about 25 games a year when he isn't touring. He also manages a 40-man keeper fantasy team.
In addition to fantasy and following the Jays, Geddy has a museum-quality baseball memorabilia collection. According to ESPN, he collects autographed baseballs and has recently gotten into collecting game-used items. Baseballs signed by Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, Christy Mathewson, Honus Wagner and Cy Young are just a few of his prized possessions.
"I really find it fascinating how baseballs are signed," Lee said. "It's not an easy item to autograph, but I love the sphere and have gotten hundreds signed in person. It's such a beautiful thing!"
He added: "I've recently started collecting balls from no-hitter games, and I have about 15 different ones. I have four or five of them from Nolan Ryan no-nos. I've gotten to know Randy Johnson, as he is a fan of the band, so I have a ball from his no-hitter and one from his 19-strikeout game."
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