But Lee wanted to do something to help those who are suffering from Ike.
Lee, who's out with a broken left pinkie, said he never expected to be a spokesman for the Texas Department of Agriculture.
Lee calls himself a baseball player who loves the ranch.
Texas Department of Agriculture commissioner Todd Staples said as many as 20,000 head of cattle are roaming free in the hurricane ravaged areas.
-- Meanwhile, Astros owner Drayton McLane thinks the biggest problem for the Astros was they were forced to play one day after Ike devastated Houston -- not that their games against the Chicago Cubs were moved to Milwaukee.
McLane spoke after the Lee news conference