Sunday, May 06, 2007
NESN is reporting via the YES Network that Roger Clemens announced to the Yankee Stadium crowd today that he has signed a deal with the team and will join the pitching staff as soon as he is major league ready.
The terms weren't disclosed during the short report I just saw, but I was telling my father last night that with their pitching woes, the Yankees were probably going to throw as much money as it took to get him into pinstripes. Money and unlimited shoulder massages from Andy Pettitte.
I'm not one to wish direct harm on anyone, but Clemens is 44 years old (45 in August). The clock runs out on every professional athlete eventually - here's hoping this is the year it happens to Clemens.
(Update: the mainstream media and unkempt blogosphere united as one to jump all over this story as soon as Clemens picked up the microphone at Yankee Stadium, but one analysis stands head and shoulders above the rest. Lizzy from Babes Love Baseball, you have the floor.)