"Ladies & Gentlemen, Your 2000 World Champion NY Yankroids"
Yesterday, reportedly, Clemens announced that he might retire(Where have we heard that before);
In 1991, Roger pitched & was NOWHERE near his current size. In 1992, he was HUGE. Fans in Fenway Park, after a loss, cracked "Have another cheeseburger, Roger" & accused him of "Mailing In" Games because of his girth;
I was on a flight from LaGuardia to Logan, in 2000. A Female Psychologist from Washington State, was on her way to her native Boston. I was headed to catch Red Sox-Expos at Fenway Park(Red Sox Won The Game). She mentioned about the LACK of Humility of Mr Clemens.
I wonder on what combination of 'Roids & amphetamines, was Roger on, when he beaned Mets Catcher, Mike Piazza? Because, from what I remember, Roger had a blank look in his eyes. Whatever he was taking, may have clouded his judgement in mistaking a broken bat for a ball, in Game 2 of the 2000 World Series.
I was at Shea Stadium, on Saturday, June 15th, 2002, for Mets-Yankees. It was also the 25th Anniversary of THAT DAY OF METS INFAMY, The Tom Seaver Trade #1. Mets won 8-0. Roger was in the unusual position of batting. Mets Pitcher Shawn Estes, threw AROUND Roger. That cost Estes $1500, in the "Discipline & Interests" of MLB. Roger gave up a 2 Run Homer to Estes. He, later gave up a solo shot to Mike Piazza. Sarcastic, '86 Style Chants of "Roggggggahhhhh" filled Shea Stadium. Joe Buck, on FOX, was heard, practically demanding that Roger pay for the Piazza Beaning & "Ball-Bat" Episode. Of course, Tim Mc Carver said something that gave the impression that Tim is a dim bulb. Roger then doubled off Estes, but showed signs of pulling up lame at 2nd Base. He went to the bottom of that inning, attempting to make a play at 1st base. He was now in pain & was removed to thousands of catcalls from all over Shea Stadium.
Roger went on the DL. In 2000, after Mike Piazza hit a Grand Slam off Roger, Roger went on the DL, only to "Miraculously" recover in time for "The Beaning."
Does anyone remember Andy Pettite appearing in all those "Born Again Christian" Blurbs? I do & now he's been named in that Federal Affidavit. Ever wonder why he doesn't throw with the same authority which he did in the Yankees Years? He must be missing his "Breakfast Of Champions" or Vitamin shots.
"Ladies & Gentleman, Your 'Roided PO#2 World Champion Yankees of 1999 & 2000":
World Champions has SUCH a HOLLOW Ring to it.