No Emmy, but a starring role nonetheless for Cubs' Lee
CHICAGO -- Like millions of Americans who are in the middle of a taut NL Central division race and enjoying their first day off since Aug. 27, Derrek Lee did the usual Thursday: He got up, drove to Wrigley Field, put on his Cubs uni and then, of course, reported to makeup.
These seats are exceptional. I've never sat this close. Man
(Just then Cubs 1st Baseman, DERREK LEE walks up the dugout steps right in front of them.)
(Josh is too shocked to respond.)
Yeah, he's Josh. Tony Gates.
Nice to meet you.
Derrek Lee, Josh Lipnicki. And his mom, Serena.
(handing Joshua a signed ball)
This is for you. Whole team signed it. Good luck in Baltimore.
(Joshua takes the ball, can't find words. Gates nudges him.)
Wow thanks, Mr. Lee.
You know I gotta tell you your opponents have a statistical tendency to pitch you high and outside. Wind's blowing out today, you lay off that stuff and you'll murder 'em.
I'll keep that in mind.
(Derrek smiles and heads off to practice. Joshua is stunned.)
So am I. If anything, Lee has trouble with the low, outside stuff.
Crasnick: What the Lees face
Earlier this year, ESPN.com's Jerry Crasnick took a look at the situation facing Lee and his daughter. Story
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