Clemens on 2007: Enough Already

Roger Clemens tells the Daily Texan he’s not sure whether he’ll pitch this season go with a burrito or lassagna for dinner tonight, and he just can’t decide whether he should TiVo CSI and watch L&O, or TiVo L&O and watch CSI. He also hasn’t made up his mind on who he prefers in the Top Chef finale and thinks either we should go with the whole troop surge thing or maybe more something closer to what the Iraq Study Group outlined. Not sure. And he has to go get a new blender this morning and can’t figure out whether he’s best with the Cuisinart or the Maytag, or whether he should drive to Best Buy or Target or Walmart, and whether he should take the Caddy or the Hummer or the Viper. Be sure to read tomorrow’s paper though, because he’ll be happy to let us know exactly how his thinking has morphed over the coming 24 hours, and thank god the press will be there to document these crucial developments.

23 comments… add one
  • …tiring…the yanks [and sox] are smart to plan for life without roger…if he plays, he’ll jerk us around for a few months again, then go back to where it’s comfortable: losing in houston…

    dc January 29, 2007, 12:38 pm
  • lol, This post reminds me of the Monty Python song, “I’m So Worried.”
    “I’m so worried about this very next verse,
    It isn’t the best that I’ve got.
    And I’m so worried about whether I should go on
    Or whether I shouldn’t just stop.
    I’m so worried about whether I ought to have stopped.
    And I’m so worried because it’s the sort of thing I ought to know.
    And I’m so worried about the baggage retrieval system they’ve got at Heathrow.”

    Paul SF January 29, 2007, 12:51 pm
  • CSI and L&O… wait till he finds out about 24 haha. Iraq study group hands down, intelligence over sheer might. Walmart > Best Buy > Target, also depends on what u want. OMG GET THE VIPER! I don’t need to read the articles, the genie in the bottle tells me what I need to know about him.

    Russell January 29, 2007, 12:56 pm
  • This is much to do about nothing. IMO, I don’t see Clemens coming back to the AL at 45 and making an impact, even for a partial season. Time waits for no one.

    Andrews January 29, 2007, 1:38 pm
  • NB – Lasagna is spelled with one s, YF.

    Mario January 29, 2007, 2:25 pm
  • Roger’s lassagna is so molto he spells it with two. Actually, he spells it Klassagna , but even I have my limits.

    YF January 29, 2007, 2:35 pm
  • In fact, I understand that Roger spells everything with a K. It’s kind of a code. Like DaVinci — konly keven mork inskrutable.

    Paul SF January 29, 2007, 2:37 pm
  • i was out of town this weekend and tried to purchse tickets to fenway this morning.
    i don’t know if anyone has mentioned this yet, but…
    $45 for obstructed view? seriously? weren’t they $25 or so last year?
    …all to line the pockets of $cott bora$…
    theo epsteinbrenner has indeed begun to embrace the dark side.

    Yankee Fan In Boston January 29, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • “I’m not sure…” is Clemens-speak for “So, how much cash were you guys thinking about?”

    lp January 29, 2007, 3:19 pm
  • One of the great things about Yankee stadium: $12 bleacher seats, and those seats actually give you a really great view of the game.
    So if you know a really ardent Yankee fan who buys those season tickets in the bleachers, you can go to a game for relatively free.

    Andrew January 29, 2007, 3:19 pm
  • YF, hilarious stuff.

    Nick-YF January 29, 2007, 3:41 pm
  • Dear Mr. Clemens:
    We would like you to return the Hummer.
    Yanks Fans Who Want Their Lost Draft Pick Committee, Inc.

    attackgerbil January 29, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • YFiB, the price of the ticket doesn’t change if it’s obstructed, if it was infield grandstand, it’s $45, obstructed or not. I agree, it’s stupid and it sucks, but so be it. I have been to both Yankee Stadium and Fenway many times, I prefer Fenway, not because I’m a Red Sox fan, simply because no matter where you are in Fenway, you feel closer to the field than you do at Yankee Stadium. The front row seats on the first baseline at Yankee Stadium are about where the back row of the Field Box seats are in Fenway, with respect to home plate. From any seat in the infield at Fenway, you feel on top of the action. I just never got that same feeling at any park, let alone Yankee Stadium. I’m excited for the new park to be built.

    LocklandSF January 29, 2007, 4:20 pm
  • if the price doesn’t change for obstruction, that is a new policy.
    last year i bought an obstructed view ticket for $27. (maybe $26 or $28, but it was grandstand, right field, section one, first row behind the pole closest to the bullpen.)
    i’m just bitter. i know that they’ll sell, regardless of the price, but it will (and already has) cut down on the number of games i will see in person.
    i’m not going to pay $50 and not be able to watch the pitch go from the mound to the plate. that’s just me. it’s my choice, but one that i feel pretty justified in making.
    i’m sure that i am in the minority, but hope that i’m wrong.

    Yankee Fan In Boston January 29, 2007, 4:39 pm
  • oh… i should also state that this isn’t an indictment of fenway itself, i enjoy going there a great deal, but not under those circumstances.

    Yankee Fan In Boston January 29, 2007, 4:46 pm
  • Clemens is one of the greatest pitchers in the game and whatever team he joins this season he will have a significant impact.

    Russell January 29, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • The OF Grandstand is a $27 dollar ticket, obstructed or not, different than IF Grandstand wich is $45, both sections have obstructed seats. The worst is when fans buy the front row of the Loge seats, which have a walkway advisory, basically, you pay $85 to have people walking in front of you the whole game, it’s enough to drive a man mad.

    LocklandSF January 29, 2007, 5:18 pm
  • Lockland: I feel that’s not an honest, or at least not an informed, analysis of Yankee Stadium. One of the great benefits of the stadium is the incredible proximity (and value) of the steeply banked tier reserved section, especially those seats behind home plate, which are right on top of the action, and provide a terrific view of the field at a very reasonable price. One of the flaws of the new stadium is that these seats are being reduced in number to make way for more expensive field level seats, and they will be further set back for structural reasons and to accomodate a larger luxury suite arrangement. Things are going to be worse for the average fan, in terms of proximity/value, at the new stadium, not better. I love Fenway and I love Yankee Stadium. They both have their benefits and drawbacks, but let’s be honest about what they are, and what the loss of the Stadium is going to mean. On this you’re simply off base on the facts.

    YF January 29, 2007, 5:19 pm
  • I agree about Tier Reserve, YF. I have seats there, down the 3rd base line a bit, and the view is very good. With a season ticket plan, each seat only costs me $10 per game. Guess that’ll end with the new place…

    Andrews January 29, 2007, 5:32 pm
  • I only know from personal experience, no actual data, I just never felt as close to the action in Yankee Stadium as I do in Fenway. I wasn’t aware that things were getting worse with the new Yankee Stadium, I just assumed they would try and get people closer to the action.

    LocklandSF January 29, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • That being said, some of the worst seats in baseball are in Fenway, OF Grandstand Sections 2-6, I just don’t sit in those ever, and if I happen to end up with tickets there, I don’t sit in the seat, I treat it as a SRO ticket.

    LocklandSF January 29, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • Roger Clemens. Baseball’s Everyman.

    Jeremy January 29, 2007, 6:41 pm
  • The tier reserve section at Yankee Stadium gets closer to action the further away from home plate you get. YF isn’t quite right in his description, I don’t think. Andrews explains this well: his seats are down the line, and that is where they encroach on the field the most.
    I have sat in those seats a few times. They are good value, without a doubt, but they aren’t (particularly closer to home) “right on top of the action”. No way. They feel distant, but offer a very nice panoramic view. Center field feels about a mile away.

    SF January 29, 2007, 9:24 pm

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