Tuesday, April 25, 2006

The Daily News Has Another Take On This, A Sensible One At That.

Here it is, of course from this morning....." There was nothing to the buzz circulating through baseball yesterday that Roger Clemens has decided to pitch for the Yankees and was close to signing with them.
"Roger's son broke a finger [playing minor league baseball] and that's what he is dealing with," agent Alan Hendricks said. "There is nothing else new."
Koby Clemens, a third baseman for Single-A Lexington of the Astros' organization, is expected to miss six to eight weeks.
Clemens, who has drawn interest from the Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Astros, can begin negotiations with Houston on May 1.
But Randy Hendricks, who along with brother Alan represents Clemens, told MLB.com via e-mail yesterday that Clemens "does not intend to play in May, so the May 1 date does not mean much."
The Astros make the most sense for the future Hall of Famer. The question is whether they are willing to pay the expected $3 to $4 million a month Clemens likely will command for the rest of the season.
***Peter here. Now this makes more sense. But sometimes rumors, especially well-sourced ones, come true. WISH UPON A STAR SOMETIME. YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED! But here, at my blog, I investigate all the possibles, and let my readers know which make sense, which are bullshit, and which we WANT to come true, the stuff of our dreams.
Schill tonight against Cleveland. His winning streak can grow to 5, with one more starting shot this month to make it 6. One start at a time. GET 'EM Schill. NO MERCY, NO RETREAT, NO SURRENDER.

13 Comments:

At 4/25/2006 11:21 AM, Blogger Jere said...

And some of those quotes were from the same article you can find on the mlb sites, from 7:45 last night.

 
At 4/25/2006 11:50 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

I just want to paint the whole picture, as it stands now. I was shocked, to say the least, this morning to hear the original report. I was in the middle of shaving, with a razor sharp blade near my throat, and I'm still hanging in here, alive and well. Your comments, Jere ,do a lot for my sense of, "yeah, I belong here." Thanks for that. I mean it, Little Papi.

 
At 4/25/2006 1:25 PM, Blogger Jess said...

I'm glad for the confirmation that it was just an unwarranted rumor. Besides, I thought he stopped caring as much about the money around the same time that he switched to Houston for that nice eight minute drive home.

 
At 4/25/2006 2:21 PM, Anonymous George Steinbrenner said...

"But here, at my blog, I investigate all the possibles, and let my readers know which make sense, which are bullshit, and which we WANT to come true, the stuff of our dreams."

Okay, so which one makes sense. The one that must be true because it is from an impeccable source? Or the Daily News, which is, well, not considered by most to be very impeccable.

I'm confused. As for your "investigation" - it appears not very thorough since there are articles not just in the News, but also the Post, MLB.com, Fox sports.com and the most absurb of all, the one in the Globe that says the Brockton Rox will try to sign him.

And lastly can you clarify this comment:

"But sometimes rumors, especially well-sourced ones, come true. WISH UPON A STAR SOMETIME. YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED!"

so are you saying you are wishing on a star that the WTIC rumor comes true? Yet earlier you said you hope he comes to Boston.

I remain further confused

 
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At 4/25/2006 4:01 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Georgie, you ARE confused. It must have something to do with your advanced age. I say this after analyzing some of your recent trade requests. No one in their right mind would act on wishes such as defy logic. And of course I want Roger way the hell away from the Yankees. Whether his final destination be retirement, the Sox, or a Texas team, but the Yankees, no, never. And no need for you to be confused if you read carefully. As I say to all visitors here, though, thank you for stopping in, and please make it a habit. And I'll sign this as a member of lifetime standing of the nation of Red Sox Lovers. Less confused?? If not, I suggest you read the post(s) again.

 
At 4/25/2006 11:20 PM, Anonymous Ted said...

that earlier report had to have been bogus. I wouldn't trust the WTIC report. I mean really, Hartford is a minor league city, they couldn't even support the only team they ever had, so I can't blame some guy trying to make a name for himself by saying its a done deal.

Plus if the story does break, you can be sure Steinbrenner/Cashman et al will give it to one of their lackeys firts (King, Olney - who reported they are working on it and prepared to offers mucho cash). The odds on favorite to break the story is the YES network.

 
At 4/26/2006 5:49 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Ted, the station in question, WTIC, is a major radio station, 50,000 watts of power, that has covered the Sox for decades and is a national power in radio. So no, you are sadly and badly mistaken. The sports director was talking about what was being discussed amongst those in the know, and shared it with his listeners. And your dig on Hartford? You only know what you read. So your comments are dismissed as more misleading than the subject of your comments himself. Doesn't make you look so good, either. But thanks for reading.

 
At 4/26/2006 10:09 AM, Anonymous blowhole said...

Peter, I've got to agree with Ted here. If George wants the news to get out, he's not going to leak it to WTIC, regardless of their wattage. This is another case of sports news trying to report the news but stay ahead of the curve.

 
At 4/26/2006 10:16 AM, Anonymous Ted said...

Sorry Charlie. Not really a dig on Hartford. Facts is facts. Its minor league all the way and my opinion is based on more than most people - aside from the usual million treks that I have had to make through that city to get to/from Boston/NY (and thankfully they have that cutoff now from 84/91 so I don't actually have to see Hartford), I have some family that never escaped, um er, still live in the area.

But back to the topic. Just because its 50,000 watts doesn't mean anything. And certainly does not mean its "new organization" is credible. Fox has tons of affiliates and is considered by some to be the 4th network, but you won't see me lining up to quote their propoganda as gospel. But further, Hartford really is a minor league city. Check out the link:

http://www.mindspring.com/~luckyshow/baseball/woodenutmegs.htm

So I really would not have expected to have gotten major Sox news from CT than a Yankee fan would from say Albany or an Indian fan from some Dayton rag.

And as I try not to laugh to much at the thought of TIC as a "national radio power" (they may have been good in the days of Dick Steele), I can't help but think that the biggest sport in Insurance City is UConn women's basketball. Have fun at the mall, er Civic Center.

 
At 4/26/2006 10:30 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Dick Steele? It's Bob Steele, bless his memory, who was broadcasting boxing and doing his thing before your parents were born. And I do not understand one thing, Ted. Why the attitude??? Are you a Yankee fan? Because if you're a Sox fan, aren't we all supposed to get along? Why the antagonistic attitude. Please answer that question. I love it that you stop here to read, and I want you to continue to do so, but please lay off my city. i've lived from St. Croix, in the U.S.V.I., to Boston, from Phoenix to Las Vegas, and I still love it here. Take care, my friend.

 
At 4/26/2006 10:35 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

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At 4/26/2006 10:40 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And I just had my annual eye exam, so vision right now, with those dialating drops they give you, makes me see like a guy in the dark. So that's why the comment repeated. i couldn't even tie my shoes right now. If I was wearing any. But Ted, that's what I wanted to say. In no way was the reporter saying this was any type of official word from the Sox. he said that the 'talk" around the 'people in the know" was about Roger. Cyn up in Boston heard rumors to the same effect. And in no way was this talk that was reported deemed to be official in any way. Take care. Keep visiting. I love it.

 

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