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Geddy Lee, baseball superfan

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As frontman for the globally popular Canadian rock band Rush, Geddy Lee knows a thing or two about crowds. But he knows how to disappear in one, too, which he does regularly as a tourist in baseball-mad Japan and at home watching the Toronto Blue Jays. In this 1996 interview inside the Skydome with Daniel Richler of CBC's Big Life, Lee shows off some of the remarkable baseball memorabilia he's collected and reflects on the unpredictable nature of crowds.      

Medium: Television
Broadcast Date: June 7, 1996
Program: Big Life
Host: Daniel Richler
Guest: Geddy Lee
Duration: 8:44

Did You know?


• Geddy Lee can often be seen (as of 2016) in television broadcasts watching home games of the Toronto Blue Jays from a seat just behind home plate.

• Lee has been publicly known as a Blue Jays fan going back at least as far as 1984. He was among a panel of seven experts (four of them sportswriters) tasked by the Toronto Star with forecasting how teams would rank in the standings at the end of the season. (His prediction that Montreal would place second in the NL East division proved optimistic; they finished fifth.)

 


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