Matt Barnes

On The Fly: Another Left-Wing Candidate From Vermont, And Of Course, Space

If we were to say that a former major league pitcher is running for governor in Vermont as a candidate for the Liberty Union party that describes itself as a " nonviolent socialist party," you'd guess ... you're right. Bill "Spaceman" Lee told WCAX-TV, "If you want to see money come down from the 2 percent, we're going to need umbrellas when I'm elected, because it's going to be raining dollars." ... Matt Barnes of the Red Sox, the former UConn pitcher, is getting it done in Boston. Boston Globe Red Sox beat writer Peter Abraham tweeted Wednesday night that Barnes "hit 98 five times and 99 three times in that inning." ......