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Cliff Lee, cowboy boots and free agent madness

Nov 4, 2010, 1:06 AM EDT


Just after midnight Eastern on Saturday night it will be open season on free agents. But the madness is already starting.

According to ‘Duk over at BLS, Cliff Lee has been spotted buying cowboy boots!

Hold the presses! This clearly means Cliff Lee is staying with the Texas Rangers right? Or maybe he’s interested in the Houston Astros. Or maybe he just likes cowboy boots. Or perhaps he wants to do duets with the Naked Cowboy. Anyone think of that? Hmmm?

On a (slightly) more serious note, Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson went on the radio on Tuesday morning and made a case for Lee staying in Texas, citing love of team and lower taxes. From the Dallas Morning News:

“If Boston offers him X amount of dollars and we offer him X amount of dollars, if it’s the same, then he’ll probably chose us over Boston. Because of the good times that he had and the fact that the state income taxes are negligible here.”

Wilson also talked about writing a movie about the 2010 Rangers. Not surprisingly, he chose Brad Pitt to play himself. He also said he would have Clint Eastwood play team president and part owner Nolan Ryan, though I’m not sure Eastwood is tough enough. What do you think, Robin Ventura?

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  1. Jonny 5 - Nov 4, 2010 at 8:49 AM

    I heard Heyman tweeted.. “Lee had Texas toast with his lasagna last night, it doesn’t look good for the Yankees now.”

    • willmose - Nov 4, 2010 at 9:35 AM

      Just in, Lee had a NY strip steak and eggs for breakfast.

      • Jonny 5 - Nov 4, 2010 at 10:26 AM

        I hear that was misquoted. It was a T-bone from a Texas Steer, the Eggs were from upstate NY, and he had beans on the side, FROM Bahhhstan!!! The craziness of this is too much to handle!!!

      • Utley's Hair - Nov 4, 2010 at 12:09 PM

        He may have, but that NY strip was Southern fried and the eggs were in a Western omelet.

  2. scatterbrian - Nov 4, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    I hope someone catches him eating sushi…

    • Utley's Hair - Nov 4, 2010 at 2:38 PM

      He’s just toying with us now: for lunch, he had a Texas Tommy slathered in KC Masterpiece with a Yuengling chaser.

      • scatterbrian - Nov 4, 2010 at 2:55 PM

        ….and for dessert, a Mars bar. Now WTF?

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