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Thursday, September 01, 2011 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 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

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

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   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)
   4. Jefferson Manship (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 is organizationalwide! Posted: September 01, 2011 at 12:04 PM (#3914357)
Billy Lyle and Amber about perfect names for meth dealers.
   6. Bote Man 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 Yost (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 is too lofty, and grabs up all the light 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 is planting accountability seeds Posted: September 26, 2011 at 03:05 PM (#3937284)
Well, it didn't 'til now - given 25 days of inactivity.


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