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"We may have seen Roger Clemens throw his last pitch...."

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Oct 9, 2007.

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  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    It's become a fall tradition... the maudlin weeping over the fact that we all may have just witnessed Roger Clemen's last pitch.

    I can remember it as far back as 2003, with the Marlins fans giving Roger a special standing ovation. This time, he got a nice mention from the TBS announcers how this many be it.

    Clemens comes back more times than bad oysters. I look forward to the special tradition continuing in 2008.
  2. sportschick

    sportschick Active Member

    He'll come back so his funny cell phone commercial can continue to run.
  3. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    He'll come back to show off his new highlights.
  4. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    In all seriousness, I'd like to see him comeback, and Maddux as well. They both have a chance, if they would keep pitching for a couple years, of passing Grover Alexander and Christy Mathewson for the third spot on the all time wins list. Clemens needs 20; Maddux needs 27.

    That would definitely be on the short, short list of the most impressive sporting accomplishment I would see in my lifetime, considering the modern day starting pitcher (32-33 starts a year, relief specialists, etc).
  5. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    354 wins is already that impressive.

    No way Clemens can come back enough times to earn 20 more wins. Neither is Randy Johnson going to make enough quality starts to give him 16 more wins.

    Hell, Clemens hasn't pitched an April-to-September full season since 2005, and even then he only won 13 games. He went 7-6 last year, he went 6-6 this year, and we all know how he struggled with injuries. Maybe he can try to rachet it up once more next summer, but the man is done. He ain't gettin' 20 more, he ain't even gettin' 10. I doubt he'll get to 360, even if he comes back next year.
  6. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    That was the only good thing to come from his return.
  7. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    We can only hope.
  8. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    I'm not upset by this.. should I be?
  9. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    Promises, promises.
  10. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    We've heard this one before.
  11. Claws for Concern

    Claws for Concern Active Member

    Doesn't it all really depend on where Pettitte pitches next year?
  12. markvid

    markvid Guest

    Seems to with Rajah.
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