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Commentary: The Minor League Gimmick

By Bill Littlefield


Boston, MA – Minor league baseball teams are notorious for unusual promotions. The Brockton Rox of the independent Can-Am league announced this week that when they face the Worcester Tornadoes early next month, Bill Lee will take the mound for the Rox. It's a gimmick that's gotten the attention of commentator Bill Littlefield. Why? Because Bill Lee is 63 years old.

Bill Littlefield is the host of NPR's Only a Game, heard Saturday mornings at 7:00 on WRVO.

*This commentary aired during the August 20 edition of WRVO's Weekly Edition.