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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
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   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 Crazy Town Banana Pants 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.

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