Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Guy We Got For Bill Lee Turns 64 Today

Poor Stan Papi will never be "Big Papi", "Medium Papi" or even "Minuscule Papi". His only legacy in Boston is an infamous one. He is the guy we got in the trade that sent the beloved Bill Lee to Montreal in 1978. Papi—who turns 64 years old today—played in only 51 games for The Carmine Hose, hitting a robust .188 with 1 HR. Lee had spent ten seasons with the Red Sox (94-68, 3.64 ERA) and risked his career to fight the good fight against The Evil Ones. He was a legend. Papi, not so much. After the trade, Spaceman went 25-22 with a 3.57 ERA in Canada. And, of course, at age 68, he is still playing wherever there's an open field, a ball and a bat. Bad trade, no biscuit!