Did lack of public transit in Texas send pitcher Cliff Lee to Philly?

I found this story at once amusing and hopeful. There’s hope that millionaires in high places actually value public transit.

“If only the state of Texas has spend more money on infrastructure they might still have one of the best lefthanders in the game. Kristin Lee, wife of Cliff Lee, says she can’t wait to use the public transportation in Philadelphia.”

From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

Kristen Lee wanted her husband to return to the Phillies because of “how easy it is to get from point A to point B” in Philadelphia, she (told) the Philadelphia Inquirer.

The Phillies play three miles from City Hall. The stadium is a $1.85 ride from downtown on the Broad Street Line, plus a three-block walk.

…”Even in Dallas,” Kristen Lee was quoted, “(from) where we were staying, it was hard to get to the ballpark.”

…Kristen Lee’s fondness for transit isn’t limited to commuter rail.

She’s also happy to be a 1 1/2-hour train ride away from road games in New York or Washington.

“We liked the easy travel on a train for our kids to other cities.”


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  • Sort of reminds me of Bobby Heenan's comment: "Philadelphia is Alcatraz with streetcars."

  • Did Kerry Woods return to the Cubs because he loves the #22 bus? Now that would be a story.

  • In reply to Cheryl:

    No one on this planet loves the #22 bus!

  • In reply to Cheryl:

    Maybe he said he would never play for the Sox because he is peeved that the 35th Street bus was transferred out of the Archer Garage.

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