Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Thursday, September 01, 2011

al.com: Former Olympic baseball player charged with making meth near Loxley school

It’s B.J. Wallace.

Billy Lyle “BJ” Wallace Jr., 40, and Amber Sheree McKenzie, 29, were being held in Baldwin County Corrections Center as of Wednesday, both charged with first-degree manufacturing of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Wallace, a Monroeville native, pitched for the U.S. team in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, Spain, and the Montreal Expos picked him third in that year’s amateur draft, signing the left-hander for $550,000, according to baseball-reference.com and Press-Register archives.

He set an Olympic record for strikeouts in a game by fanning 14 in a win over Italy, but he never reached the major leagues. ...

While his professional baseball career never prospered, Wallace put up impressive numbers in organized baseball.

In 1992, Wallace set a Mississippi State University school record with 145 strikeouts, according to baseball-reference.com.

Greg Franklin Posted: September 01, 2011 at 04:03 AM | 15 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: college, expos, olympics

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Steve Sparks Flying Everywhere Posted: September 01, 2011 at 05:47 AM (#3914298)
Apparently they watched too much Breaking Bad.
   2. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: September 01, 2011 at 06:10 AM (#3914306)
But how's his breaking ball?
   3. Tuque Posted: September 01, 2011 at 06:30 AM (#3914308)
Mmm...meth.
   4. The Robby Hammock District (Dan Lee) Posted: September 01, 2011 at 08:49 AM (#3914331)
To paraphrase Artie Lange, meth is a great drug...if you need to walk to St. Louis one weekend.
   5. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: September 01, 2011 at 12:04 PM (#3914357)
Billy Lyle and Amber Sheree...talk about perfect names for meth dealers.
   6. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: September 01, 2011 at 12:23 PM (#3914361)
Why are they complaining about him making meth a few hundred yards away from a school? Why, in my day we had to walk 10 miles, uphill, BOTH WAYS to get our crystal meth. Young whippersnappers!
   7. ray james Posted: September 01, 2011 at 12:24 PM (#3914362)
Or porn stars.
   8. Lassus Posted: September 01, 2011 at 12:34 PM (#3914366)
"We need money. Let's make some meth."

"But we live near this school."

"Hmmm.... let me check the real estate listings, before we enact this somewhat desperate plan, we need to buy a new house."
   9. Infinite Joost (Voxter) Posted: September 01, 2011 at 12:46 PM (#3914370)
I was at at least one US-Italy game in that Olympics, but (A) I have no idea if it was the 14 K game, (B) I didn't notice if it was, and (C) I have no real memory of it anyway.
   10. zachtoma Posted: September 01, 2011 at 12:55 PM (#3914376)
Didn't read article. Was it this guy?
   11. Weekly Journalist_ Posted: September 01, 2011 at 12:57 PM (#3914377)
He's not in danger. He IS the danger...
   12. Dock Ellis on Acid Posted: September 26, 2011 at 02:40 PM (#3937234)
This stands a good chance of turning into a Breaking Bad thread, so I will bow out since I've just begun the show.
   13. Der Komminsk-sar Posted: September 26, 2011 at 02:49 PM (#3937257)
Well, it didn't 'til now - given 25 days of inactivity.
   14. Misirlou's been working for the drug squad Posted: September 26, 2011 at 02:59 PM (#3937274)
A former U.S. Olympic baseball star and his wife were charged with cooking methamphetamine inside a home they shared with their three children, just a few hundred yards away from Loxley Elementary School, police said.


The school thing doesn't bother me. I live a couple of hundred yards from a school, and so to 1,000 of my neighbors. God knows what goes on in some of those homes, given the law of large numbers, and in thousands of neighborhoods across the country. But these people really need to have their kids taken away.
   15. Justin T., Director of Somethin Posted: September 26, 2011 at 03:05 PM (#3937284)
Well, it didn't 'til now - given 25 days of inactivity.

Hilaripus.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
JPWF13
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogManny Machado Likely Out For Season
(14 - 9:41pm, Aug 22)
Last: Cargo Cultist

NewsblogBrisbee: Rusney Castillo reminds us how screwed amateur players can be
(24 - 9:28pm, Aug 22)
Last: PreservedFish

NewsblogReddit AMA: Thad Levine (Rangers assistant GM)
(2 - 9:26pm, Aug 22)
Last: BDC

NewsblogDRays Bay: Rays to Montreal? “Smart chronicler” says yes
(31 - 9:20pm, Aug 22)
Last: An Athletic in Powderhorn™

NewsblogPete Rose’s Reckless Gamble
(5 - 9:14pm, Aug 22)
Last: bobm

NewsblogOT: Politics, August 2014: DNC criticizes Christie’s economic record with baseball video
(4968 - 9:13pm, Aug 22)
Last: tshipman

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 8-22-2014
(22 - 9:11pm, Aug 22)
Last: CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 8-22-2014
(44 - 8:02pm, Aug 22)
Last: Batman

NewsblogCuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to sign with the Red Sox for $72 million
(55 - 7:57pm, Aug 22)
Last: toratoratora

NewsblogFG: Ben Revere and the Emptiest Batting Average Ever
(26 - 7:32pm, Aug 22)
Last: shoewizard

NewsblogDowney: Let Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame already
(75 - 7:07pm, Aug 22)
Last: Booey

NewsblogPosnanski: The Royals might actually know what they are doing
(98 - 7:00pm, Aug 22)
Last: The District Attorney

NewsblogPhillies have decisions to make heading into '15
(25 - 6:47pm, Aug 22)
Last: Walt Davis

NewsblogVotto appears. . .and speaks | The Real McCoy | Cincinnati Reds baseball news
(11 - 6:40pm, Aug 22)
Last: The Duke

NewsblogA Look Inside Baseball's Ever-Evolving Stimulant Culture | Bleacher Report
(40 - 5:33pm, Aug 22)
Last: zenbitz

Page rendered in 0.1276 seconds
53 querie(s) executed