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June 15, 2007

"I wanna pitch!":
"Rocket! Rocket! Rocket!"

posted by grum@work to baseball at 08:12 PM - 14 comments

It runs a little long, but I still laughed.

posted by grum@work at 08:13 PM on June 15

This is not going to end well. I'm surprised they said in the video that it was filmed at Yankee Stadium, in 2057, wouldn't it be at The New Yankee Stadium located at Bank Megolopolis Park brought to you by Miller Beer in association with Haliburton Enterprises?

posted by tommytrump at 08:33 PM on June 15

"After Golden Girls... those bitches were hot." I laughed.

posted by thatweirdguy2 at 12:54 PM on June 16

It runs way too long.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 06:24 AM on June 17

Clemens signing ANY year by another team would be smart baseball. Clemens signing with the Yankees becomes an ongoing joke. I'd like to ask why, but I guess I know the answer. Clemens this year, and probably in 2057, would still be better than the majority of major league pitchers. That's a fact, and probably the real joke.

posted by dyams at 10:13 AM on June 17

This was funny stuff. Gotta love YouTube.

posted by BornIcon at 06:56 AM on June 18

Background on the creator.

posted by yerfatma at 06:45 PM on June 20

Background on the creator. "Sorry, the page you requested is not available." Mysteriouser and mysteriouser.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 07:56 AM on June 21

It's the Herald: just hit refresh 5 or 6 times and the old guy in charge of typing out the pages will get to it.

posted by yerfatma at 10:35 AM on June 21

Clemens signing with the Yankees becomes an ongoing joke. I'd like to ask why, but I guess I know the answer. This isn't a Yankee joke, it's a clemens' joke. He could have signed with the red sox and the same joke applies (how well is another story). The only jab at the yankees is steinbrenner and he's been a target for ages (seinfeld). Clemens signing ANY year by another team would be smart baseball. Actually, its the complete opposite. Clemens signing with ANY other team (other than Boston) would be dumb baseball. 18 million for a 44 year old easily injured pitcher who can only go 6 innings? It can be called a smart move by the Yankees because money is not a problem and they want to win this year. But that money for a 3 or 4 is crazy for anyone else but the Yankees or Boston, and he was never going to sign for anything less. Clemens this year, and probably in 2057, would still be better than the majority of major league pitchers. He's 1 and 2 with a 4.86 ERA, averaging less than 6 innings a game and hasn't even faced an american league team yet. I'm guessing 2057 isn't looking so good.

posted by justgary at 02:58 AM on June 22

I guess the team you follow must have one great staff to make Clemens the 3 or 4 starter. And as for "easily injured?" I guess I don't see it. Since 2000, Clemens has thrown over 200 innings every year but one (and last year's half season). He's averaged nearly 200 K's per year throughout that time, and his ERA the past three seasons has been 2.98, 1.87 and 2.30. I really don't see that many teams right now with what I'd call dominant 1 and 2 starters. Pitching in baseball as a whole is mediocre. As for Clemens, I stick by my comments. As for 2057, I think you know I was kinda exaggerating.

posted by dyams at 07:02 AM on June 22

justgary: Actually, its the complete opposite. Clemens signing with ANY other team (other than Boston) would be dumb baseball. 18 million for a 44 year old easily injured pitcher who can only go 6 innings? It can be called a smart move by the Yankees because money is not a problem and they want to win this year. But that money for a 3 or 4 is crazy for anyone else but the Yankees or Boston, and he was never going to sign for anything less. I don't think money enters into it so much at this point of the season. A pitcher who's only going 6 innings (5 yesterday) needs to have a better bullpen than the Yankees have. dyams: I guess the team you follow must have one great staff to make Clemens the 3 or 4 starter. Or Clemens just isn't that good. That's the other possibility. Heresy, I know, but...also, he's had a bit of a pick-and-choose schedule the past few years, so shouldn't some of those recent numbers have an asterisk next to them?

posted by lil_brown_bat at 08:48 AM on June 22

I guess the team you follow must have one great staff to make Clemens the 3 or 4 starter. Thankfully, they do.

posted by yerfatma at 09:55 AM on June 22

And as for "easily injured?" I guess I don't see it. Maybe easily injured isn't the right words. But he's 44/45, so I don't think it's much of a stretch. He's had problems in the post season several times with leg issues, and I'm sure playing part time is to help him stay healthy. Hell, New York was concerned with him running the bases yesterday. I really don't see that many teams right now with what I'd call dominant 1 and 2 starters. You're right, but so far Clemens isn't one either. You're pointing to past seasons. Sure, he could come on strong. But at this moment he's not a 1/2. Honestly, I really haven't heard anyone, Yankees or otherwise, claim clemens is anything more. They needed a 4. I'm thinking anything else would be a surprise. Add the baggage clemens brings and I don't see how he's a fit for too many other teams.

posted by justgary at 11:01 AM on June 22

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