Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Ex-Astro Roger Clemens responds to Mike Piazza’s unfulfilled desire for karate revenge

Whooooo, weee! Ewww wow, wow! Beat, chewy, now!

Clemens on Piazza’s comments: “I wasn’t aware of that. I didn’t see it. I just got a couple of texts that weren’t too pleasant about it. But, yeah, that’s great if he’s taking karate to protect himself. I don’t know. The only thing I remember is, didn’t he chase — he needs to go get with Jesse Owens or somebody on his speed, I think. He chased some dude around the spring training site one time, didn’t he, or something?

… He’d have to stand in line. I think there was about three guys on the Yankees that wanted a piece of me more than (he) did. He’d probably have to get in line. But in all seriousness, he’s a — I’ve gotten to know him at golf events. Todd Zeile, another good guy, and Robin Ventura — I’ve been friends with him. Some of these guys, once you get to know some of them, they’re fine. But, like I said, there was no intent there. And Mike’s a good hitter and I think he hit every breaking ball I threw to him and he hit them hard. But he’s not the first power hitter who’s got me. So, we had some good times. But, yeah, somebody just texted me the Cliffs Notes of it, so we thought that was pretty good.”

Repoz Posted: February 17, 2013 at 05:24 PM | 17 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mets, yankees

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 17, 2013 at 05:38 PM (#4371118)
He chased some dude around the spring training site one time, didn’t he, or something?


Guillermo Mota. Who threw a glove at him when he charged the mound.

Who throws a glove? Honestly!
   2. Fancy Pants with a clinging marmoset on his Handle Posted: February 17, 2013 at 05:55 PM (#4371125)
he needs to go get with Jesse Owens or somebody on his speed

Jesse Owens: One of the many people who is slower than Mike Piazza.
   3. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: February 17, 2013 at 06:13 PM (#4371128)
Jesse Owens: One of the many people who is slower than Mike Piazza.

To be fair, Owens has been dead for 33 years.
   4. Darren Posted: February 17, 2013 at 06:33 PM (#4371133)
Shouldn't that say "present Astro Roger Clemens?" Isn't he coming back this year? Isn't he? Please?
   5. McCoy Posted: February 17, 2013 at 06:38 PM (#4371136)
Surprisingly Clemens handled that pretty well.
   6. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 17, 2013 at 06:40 PM (#4371138)
The Astros' budget can't handle whatever the minimum salary is for a 25-year veteran.
   7. Darren Posted: February 17, 2013 at 06:47 PM (#4371140)
@#6: I laughed.
   8. joeysdadjoe Posted: February 17, 2013 at 08:30 PM (#4371153)
Seems to me you either charge the mound or STFU about it.
   9. Srul Itza At Home Posted: February 17, 2013 at 08:43 PM (#4371155)
From another excerpt I read, Piazza was honest enough to admit that the fact that Clemens is a pretty big dude also played a role in his decision not to go after him. BB-REF has him listed at 6' 4", 205 lb. (and Piazza at 6' 3", 200 lb.), but Clemens looked a heck of a lot beefier than 205 by the time he was pitching for New York.
   10. Srul Itza At Home Posted: February 17, 2013 at 08:44 PM (#4371158)
From another excerpt I read, Piazza was honest enough to admit that the fact that Clemens is a pretty big dude also played a role in his decision not to go after him. BB-REF has him listed at 6' 4", 205 lb. (and Piazza at 6' 3", 200 lb.), but Clemens looked a heck of a lot beefier than 205 by the time he was pitching for New York. SI has him at 235
   11. OsunaSakata Posted: February 17, 2013 at 09:43 PM (#4371170)
   12. Morty Causa Posted: February 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM (#4371189)
Why did she kill the dog? Jesus, that's strange. It's rather Hitlerian--pretty fast Godwinning of the thread, eh?
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: February 17, 2013 at 11:03 PM (#4371195)
Why did she kill the dog?


So it could serve her in the afterlife? Because it told her to? Who knows? People who kill themselves aren't thinking clearly.

I'm just glad she didn't kill the kids, too.
   14. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: February 17, 2013 at 11:20 PM (#4371201)
Mindy McCready was good in the beginning, but went too far.
   15. Spahn Insane, stimulus-funded BurlyMan™ Posted: February 17, 2013 at 11:31 PM (#4371208)
This headline was way better in the newsblog listing, with the ellipses.
   16. The District Attorney Posted: February 18, 2013 at 12:26 PM (#4371358)
Per MLBlogs, Clemens for some reason felt the need to "meet with the media" and "hand out a typed statement" about McCready.
Yes, this is sad news.

I had heard over time that she was trying to get peace and direction in her life.

The few times that I had met her and her manager/agent they were extremely nice.
   17. KJOK Posted: February 18, 2013 at 12:35 PM (#4371363)
Not 'some reason' - a very specific reason, since she claimed to have had an affair with Clemens (apparently never substantiated or backed up by anyone). So I'm sure Clemens was getting calls from the media trying to get some reaction from him.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (((JE)))
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - March 2017 NBA thread
(868 - 12:38am, Mar 27)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogGammons: Daniel Bard Is Willing To Endure The Frustration
(8 - 12:35am, Mar 27)
Last: JimMusComp likes Billy Eppler....

NewsblogTigers will try to convert OF Anthony Gose to pitcher
(12 - 10:57pm, Mar 26)
Last: Howie Menckel

NewsblogOTP 20 March 2017: This fighter for civil rights has baseball in her DNA
(2076 - 10:46pm, Mar 26)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

NewsblogCleveland Indians working on long-term deal with Francisco Lindor, confirms small child
(1 - 10:09pm, Mar 26)
Last: Man o' Schwar

NewsblogMike Trout proposes umpire change
(10 - 10:07pm, Mar 26)
Last: Man o' Schwar

NewsblogHeyman: Nationals leaning toward Koda Glover for closer role
(28 - 10:06pm, Mar 26)
Last: My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto

NewsblogOT: NCAA March Madness 2017
(351 - 9:59pm, Mar 26)
Last: . . . . . . . . . .

NewsblogFormer Phillies reliever Todd Frohwirth dead at 54
(2 - 9:50pm, Mar 26)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogMets lefty Steven Matz to skip next start | MLB.com
(6 - 9:31pm, Mar 26)
Last: RJ in TO

NewsblogWong would rather be traded than platoon at second base
(4 - 8:44pm, Mar 26)
Last: Davo's Favorite Tacos Are Moose Tacos

NewsblogWill teams blow White Sox away for Jose Quintana?
(1 - 8:05pm, Mar 26)
Last: JJ1986

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(153 - 5:37pm, Mar 26)
Last: Bleed the Freak

NewsblogTigers release Mark Lowe, who's still due $5.5M
(7 - 5:17pm, Mar 26)
Last: Gonfalon Bubble

Hall of MeritSam Rice
(45 - 4:02pm, Mar 26)
Last: Dr. Chaleeko

Page rendered in 0.1767 seconds
47 querie(s) executed