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August 21, 2019

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Cliff Lee, meet Gary Wright


I do not really know about the "astral plane" that Gary "Dream Weaver" Wright sang about while pounding on the keyboards in 1976, only that Cliff Lee appeared to be on one last night for the Phillies against the Yankees.

A complete game in the World Series? Who does Lee think he is, Mickey Lolich?

Then there were those plays in the field.

You'd have to be an angel, spirit or other immaterial being to catch a well-hit ball with one hand behind your back, which is what Lee did.

To paraphrase the lyrics, Alex Rodriguez (three strikeouts) just closed his eyes and climbed aboard the dream weaver train.


Gary Wright claims he was the first guy to record a rock 'n' roll album without guitars, which, when you think about is, is almost as difficult as that behind-the-back play Cliff Lee made on Robinson Cano last night.

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