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oh my goodness gracious

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by MankyJimy, Nov 7, 2011.

  1. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member


    The Rocket is talking to the Orioles about making a comeback.
  2. Care Bear

    Care Bear Guest

    Excellent headline. Do you call him "Clemy?"
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This is a tremendous example of Manky's reading comprehension skills, because the only hint of a Clemens comeback with the Orioles is the columnist's line, "The only thing more far-fetched than Clemens making a pitching comeback at age 49? How about Duquette signing him to play for the Orioles?"

    What the story really says is Clemens is thinking about pitching in the Puerto Rican winter league so he could be his son's teammate. It's folded into an article about Duquette negotiating with the Orioles.

    On the plus side, though, that columnist has some really wacked-out hair, so that was a nice discovery.
  4. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    It's believable that he could still pitch well at age 49. He's the same age as Jamie Moyer who was pitching for the Phillies in 2010.
  5. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    My understanding of the article is he wants to pitch in the Puerto Rican league to build up his arm strength for a tryout with the O's in 2012 spring training.

    I look forward to seeing what he can still do. Nolan Ryan is 15 years older than the Rocket and still throws in the mid 80s.

    And, wow that is some weird hair on the columnist...gotta be a wig?
  6. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Ryan also has had some heart trouble, and, if I remember correctly, retired not due to his arm, but the rest of his body getting old.
  7. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    Right, but Clemens kept himself in fantastic shape in the latter half of his career. His workouts were legendary, few if any of his teammates could keep up with him.
  8. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I read the thread title and I thought Manky got nude photos sent to him from Jeter, Saraceno or both...
  9. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    It's a reference to Susyn Waldman describing the Rocket's 2007 comeback.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Well, duh, of course few of his teammates could keep up with him. And we know why:

  11. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    Plenty of players roided up in that era yet still none of them could match what Clemens did. And what kind of paper prints a headline like that?
  12. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    It's the same paper that ran this headline about a fire at a pysch hospital:

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