Saturday, January 13, 2007

SI's Babbling About Roger.....And WAY OFF The Mark...

From Friday's SI, and I'll be back to ridicule this as only I can (or try to!).....

"By unloading Randy Johnson, the New York Yankees didn't merely clear $14 million of his $16 million salary off their books and move a pitcher who didn't comfortably fit in New York back home to Arizona (not to mention one who just had back surgery -- though word is he's fine and will be ready for spring training). Or add four younger, less expensive players to the Yankees' organization. They also greatly enhanced their chances of signing the star pitcher they really want: Roger Clemens.
Some baseball officials say they believe Clemens is much more likely to sign with the Yankees now that Johnson is out. And that's true not only because the Yankees have more money to spend with Johnson gone. Word is, Clemens doesn't particularly care for Johnson and wouldn't have considered coming to the Yankees had the Big Unit still been in pinstripes.
In any case, baseball people now view the Yankees as the strong favorite to sign Clemens over the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox. Things can change, however. Clemens isn't expected to pitch until late May at the earliest despite the Yankees' preference that he start earlier. But Clemens is thought to be excited about returning to a place where there's urgency and drama surrounding every outing and a World Series-like atmosphere (though to be fair, the Astros have been in more World Series than the Yankees since The Rocket left New York)."

Peter here, and...uummm...let me respond to that last convoluted sentence. "Returning to a place where there's urgency and drama....and a World Series-like atmosphere...." Now doesn't that describe Fenway Park, not just EVERY season, but this coming 2007 season? So that last utterance by SI was sheer malarky (wow, I've never used that in a sentence. It means sheer BS!) So if Roger decides to go anywhere, I hope it's Houston, Texas, rather than that city nicknamed after a fruit (think cider). As we all do. But I think he wants to go back to where the magic, his magic, started. Back back back to when he was a big kid who could throw the ball by any hitter imaginable. And we in the stands ooohed and ahhed...I wish you could have been there. Oh, I put up the link for the original article on the title...all you have to do is click. But I'm much funnier to read! I think? Take care...every one of you.

17 Comments:

At 1/13/2007 10:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"thought to be excited about returning to a place where there's urgency and drama surrounding every outing and a World Series-like atmosphere"

yes you are:) anyways yes that last sentence will us NEXT YEAR so if he wants that come here:)

 
At 1/13/2007 10:38 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

And I left you a question on your blog about commenting on Christine's..help if you can....

 
At 1/13/2007 2:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roger just LOVES Himself. For The Red Sox, it would be a return to a contender, while the Yankees are basically getting ready for Old Timers' Day, or for 1965 & a period of Great Decline.

 
At 1/13/2007 4:41 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

The media's been very quiet here in Red Sox Nation. Wondering what the deal is with JD Drew?

 
At 1/13/2007 5:05 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Rebecca returns! And I can hear the media right now...and they say SSHHhhhhhh.....and that ain't much! Nice to hear from you! Michael, I understand... and Kaylee, hi again!!

 
At 1/13/2007 5:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Roger is my reason for being a Sox fan. I would love to see him pitch as a Red Sox again. Full circle would be great!

I think the only choice for Roger's last year (and I think this is the last year) would be for sentimental reasons...he should return to Boston to where he started. Make Boston love him again...add to our pitching and help us get to the show once more.

 
At 1/13/2007 5:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi what is F--- I s going on eith JD DREW anyway? Are they ever gunna sign him I want trot back eho cares about JD now?

 
At 1/13/2007 5:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

BTW indy lose kthis game for me please that is alol i want from them cmon RAVERNS Step it up :D

 
At 1/13/2007 5:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

meant that is all i want cmon Ravens!

 
At 1/13/2007 5:40 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

Hi Tex...from the first time i stopped at your blog, I've been a fan...and I remember Rocket when he was in the minors! Have a great weekend, and don't be a stranger!!!
Kaylee, I have 2 put the football on now...just home. And wow...Tex is here! Holy you-know!!! And Michael, I know..go pats wish the game was RIGHT NOW! And wow, Thanks Tex......

 
At 1/13/2007 5:52 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

, Kaylee,, or anyone, but especially Kaylee, copy and paste and listin with sound to this...thenm after you finish laughing, let me know...you can email...here it is..........promise?????


http://jeffmash.com/sounds/accidentvoicemail.wav

 
At 1/13/2007 5:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that gave me a good laugh when i needed it

 
At 1/13/2007 6:01 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

you heard it...I laughed soooo hard!!!!!

 
At 1/13/2007 6:01 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes i heard it i am still laughing!

 
At 1/13/2007 6:06 PM, Blogger Peter N said...

And to everyone here, it is so funny, and rated G!!! Thanks K!!!! I sent it to lauren to...anyone else, copy it into your browser, with the sound on!! promise it's fun!!! Take care K....

 
At 1/14/2007 12:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This latest junk about Clemens going to NY is not making me happy. The Red Sox are winning the offseason race now, and we don't need the Yankees to make a last second sprint to finish first.

 
At 1/14/2007 7:04 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Laura, I take those rumors very seriously, as you do. He would be the icing on the cake for those hated pinstripers, and I DO NOT want to see him go there. For every Red Sox fan, here or anywhere in RSN who does not want him on our team,...DO YOU LIKE THE ALTERNATIVE???????? Thanks Laura...right on the ball as always!

 

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