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Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sick of the Rocket

Since the baseball free-agent filing period began after St. Louis' World Series victory, some big names have officially hit the market. Jason Schmidt, Barry Zito, Frank Thomas and Nomar Garciaparra are among them.

On Thursday, Roger Clemens threw his name in the free-agent ring -- sort of. The Rocket said he would possibly return AT SOME TIME this season to play for one of four teams -- Houston, Boston, Texas or the New York Yankees.

Note to the Hendricks Brothers: Please stop your client. This is getting ridiculous. Either retire or sign on for the full season, Rocket. Don't make a mockery of a system that has set your wife and children and children's children and their children's children for life.

With the career Clemens has had, he's a given for Cooperstown. But the end is playing out like a badly written sketch comedy. And someone needs to put a stop to it.


Blogger Michael Messerly said...


Young Mr. Pugh. Whenever and whatever anyone is willing to pay you, that then is your true worth.

If Clemens wishes to continue his career and if there are any number of teams willing to use him, why not?

The Rolling Stones are into their 60s, but plenty of people (your's truly included) will still pay an awful lot of money to see a show that may not have been what it was two or three decades ago.

And the Stones can get away with only playing the only the old stuff!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Jason Pugh said...

Rolling Stones ... you fossil.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Pedro Pizarro said...

The difference between Clemens and the Stones is the type of "junk" they each use -- or used. Allegedly, that is.

3:57 PM  
Blogger Brian Vernellis said...

If you got something to say, at least say to my face.

Raghib Ismail

4:11 PM  
Blogger Roy Lang III said...

The Rocket is NOT and I repeat NOT on anything.

Shawn Merriman, Rafael Palmeiro and Sammy Sosa.

4:55 PM  

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