Inspired by David Ortiz' success at 40 we look at four other guys who did the same.
We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day.
We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day.

Every once in a while I feel the need to throw a smart one up here in that “listen up and you (meaning I) might learn something” kind of way. Any four minute clip that can educate me about the nature of our existence that works in everything from Schwarzenegger to Miley Cyrus is OK by me. As a matter of fact, it’s exactly the kind of learning I retain. If every subject in school was presented to me like this, I would have been valedictorian.

Have you come across a video you’d like to see posted? Send the link to your Afternoon Delight-worthy vid to me at jthornton@weei.com. If I use it I’ll make you sports radio station website Internet famous.

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Jackie MacMullan of ESPN calls in to discuss who she thinks the Celtics are going to draft with the #3 pick, and also gives her opinion on what trades the Celtics could pull off this off-season.

[0:06:06] ... his options open he's got the player option W McCain option with Amir Johnson. If you get Okafor. Indeed Israel to let Amir Johnson lot. You know people are down sellinger I totally get why I get it. But if nobody goes on break the bank ...
[0:09:46] ... is you know that's a real possibility it was a bit like Dwight Howard we know that they location around to Dwight Howard at the trade deadline now again. Like a love are two different things. Dwight Howard it's thirty years old I spent some time with him in Atlanta a week and a half ago he sounds like a guided me that very contrite. That once as he put it to me quote the reset and he. He's worked with Mike Clark the guy from Phoenix that has straightened out so many of the Phoenix Suns played including including Shaquille O'Neal got him healthy. After he came out of Miami. But here's the thing are you gonna Max white Howard I doubt I. Now if he opt out of his contract. If contact is 23 million dollars that need to be opt out he thinks he's getting more than that war he's gonna take a little less for you know what three year deal let's say. Now Dwight I'd be opted to pull my understand that he's you know we all have issues with him but. You can't tell me wouldn't help the Boston Celtics he would. You know than what. Priced at what you write that but it all comes down to. Jack you're talking about ...




There are so many good, young players on the Red Sox that it's hard to pick out the top 3. Glenn, Lou and Christian debate which of the young guys on the Sox are the most valuable and which ones could possibly be traded for a starting pitcher.
Kevin Love sat out for the entire 4th quarter for the second straight game against the Raptors, and Glenn, Lou and Christian can't believe the excuse Tyronn Lue gave to the media.
Golden State's Draymond Green will be in the lineup for Game 4 against Oklahoma City after he kicked Steven Adams below the belt. The guys discuss why he wasn't suspended and Lou thinks it's all about business.
Abiola Aborishade, a former UMass Dartmouth football player, has been camped outside of gillette Stadium since April, trying to get the Patriots to give him a tryout. Glenn, Lou and Christian have some advice for Bill Belichick on how to handle the situation.

WCAX in Burlington is reporting that Red Sox and Expos pitcher/beloved screwball Bill “Spaceman” Lee is running for governor of Vermont:

“I’m a pragmatic, conservative, forward thinker,” said Lee, Liberty Union candidate for governor. …

Lee is believed to have played more professional baseball games than any other person, playing semi-pro and minor league games well into his 60s. …

Lee famously quipped that marijuana sprinkled on his pancakes immunized him from Boston bus fumes as he jogged to Fenway Park during his nine years with the club.

He argues for legalization and taxation of pot in Vermont, along with single-payer health care, paid family leave and bringing the Expos back to Montreal.

In 1988 he ran for president under the Canadian Rhinoceros Party which touted positions like bulldozing the Rocky Mountains so that Alberta could receive a few extra minutes of daylight and a ban on deadly guns and butter. …

“If things don’t go our way, if we get Trump as president, I’m out of here and I’ll take Vermont with us,” said Lee.

You know, I probably agree with Bill Lee on very little. Socially I bet we’re about the same, kind leaning small “l” libertarian, who don’t want the government messing with individual liberties. Fiscally, he seems to be into the government messing with individual liberties. But to hell with it. He’s got my endorsement.

I’m not going to rest on ideology. Democracy is broken. And we need more guys like Lee. Flaky but impassioned nutjobs who are colorful, smart and interesting, instead of bland, corrupt and controlled like we have now. Plus, Spaceman had a loyalty that is rare among politicians. He walked off two different teams because they got rid of someone he was tight with. And nobody but nobody was more willing to drill a batter in retaliation for one of his own getting hit or throw down the glove and land a couple of haymakers when the benches emptied.

When it comes to Bill Lee stories, I’ll leave that to his radio biographer/friend Mikey Adams. But I will retell this one, which is my favorite. When the commissioner fined him $500 for admitting marijuana use, Lee sent MLB a check for $512.37, just to mess with their accounting. That is the leader Vermont needs.

The best thing is, he’s already got his own campaign song. RIP, Warren Zevon.

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