If you’re a Rush fan (and you’re old enough to remember), you might have thought of that famous song (and wanted to go) after hearing Geddy Lee talk about his donation of signed baseballs to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.
This goes back a few years, but Geddy has professed his love for these players and the game once again. The interview is part of Clockwork Angels Tour, a DVD (filmed mostly in Dallas) due out next week. (Hat tip Ed!)
It’s been so cool hearing Geddy dig deeper and deeper into his long professed love of baseball. We also have known he’s a serious fantasy player. In the interview he talks about how he got into his current league.
“A friend of Neil’s was involved in a fantasy baseball league, and I was a fanatical baseball fan, and I’d been in other leagues before but they didn’t strike me as worth the time and effort. He introduced me to this league that had all kinds of statistics. They counted defensive statistics, they had tough position eligibility, and so I joined this league and I thought it was a blast; I loved it. I met a lot of really cool people who were also in the league and we’ve been growing it ever since then and we now have a 12 team league and we have great arguments about rules and points and it’s in-depth and it forces you to know every player in the majors and minors because we have 40 man rosters in our team. It’s a ‘keeper league’ so there’s guys you can keep and you can build a core of players, and it’s just a lot of fun. It’s a great escape for me when I’m on tour, and I love it.”