Rush lead singer calls yesterday the 'weirdest, most intense inning of baseball' he'd ever seen
Geddy Lee doesn't have 3,000 strikeouts or 500 home runs to his credit, but he's a Hall of Famer in his own right. The lead singer of the Canadian rock band Rush was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.
The legendary vocalist was on hand at Toronto's Rogers Centre for Game 5 of the ALDS between the Blue Jays and Rangers on Wednesday and says it featured the "weirdest, and most intense inning" he'd experienced in his years of loving baseball.
Lee was sitting in the front row when Russell Martin's throw back to the mound ricocheted off bat of Shin-Soo Choo's hand, allowing Rougned Odor to score. And in the bottom half of that inning when three straight Rangers errors and a massive homer from Jose Bautista lifted the Jays to victory.
On Thursday morning, Lee appeared on Dan Patrick's radio show to discuss his experience at Game 5, what it's like to throw out a first pitch, his collection of baseball memorabilia, and his friendship with Hall of Fame pitcher Randy Johnson, whose photograph was used as the cover of the Rush 40th anniversary DVD.