No, not that kind of pitchers and catchers. I’m talking to the Sox pitchers and catchers. And not a moment too soon.
On the heels of the Patriots blowing the Super Bowl, highlighted by our Pro-Bowl offensive line sucking a Giant nut sack, it was comforting knowing that it was just 11 days till pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training. The truck was loaded up on Saturday, with every TV station in the area filming, the departure made it that much more real.
The first workout isn’t until Saturday but for me baseball season has started.
While we’re talking about baseball, let me put it out there what a waste of everyone’s time it was yesterday on Capitol Hill. You’re telling me that McNamee injected Pettite and Knoblauch, they’ve both admitted to it, yet McNamee is mistaken with Clemens?Looks pretty bad for Roger and I think now more than ever that he’s guilty.
And I’m not abandoning the Celtics (41-9 going into the All Star break) but I just thought a post about them beating the Knicks, again, wasn’t that important. The team’s magic number is like 13 to clinch a playoff spot and they have 32 more games to play!
I’ll have a full Sox preview after they break camp for Japan, but let’s just say I’m stealing a page from The Guy, “I’m not worried.” This squad looks solid from top to bottom and adding a Sean Casey just solidifies an already solid team.
No idea what tomorrow’s post will be. Are the Bruins playing tonight? I’m sure we’ll figure something out (the royal we, the editorial we). We always do.
Well, all of a sudden maybe not. Yesterday Clemens held a press conference and played a tape where Brian McNamee basically apologized over and over to Roger and repeatedly ask him what he wants Roger to do. Roger just says that he wants the truth.
What was great was that none of the radio stations were ready, neither was ESPN, for all the fucks and shits that the two exchanged on the phone. Opie and Anthony would have been pulled off the radio for it but because this was “news” I’m sure there won’t be any FCC fines. I loathe the double standard.
The latest is the McNamee was told by the people on the Mitchell Commission that the “truth” was the he injected Roger Clemens and that if he perjured himself against that “truth” he would go to jail. Yet, watching the press conference yesterday, he was seething. Like he was ready to Roid Rage snap and throw the podium at the press. Livid!
Clemens actually wrapped up the press conference by telling Hall of Fame voters to “keep their votes” after swearing like a sailor. Time will tell when he goes before Congress and testifies under oath. Remember McGuire wasn’t there to talk about the past, it’ll be interesting to see how Clemens reacts under oath.
Bottom line is that if McNamee lied because the Mitchell Commision told him that was the “truth” it pretty much will discredit a huge majority of the report. We all know players used steroids but without the cooperation of the players themselves (subpoenas people!!) you’re not going to get the entire truth.
Admit it. We all thought that we’d see his name, we all hoped he’d be on there. Amazing that Dan Duquette, apparently, was right. Clemens was in the “twilight of his career”. So once he gets to Toronto he orders himself up some steroids and he’s a Cy Young pitcher again. Even better he’s in NY and is suddenly rejuvenated again when injected with HGH; him and his butt buddy Andy Petitte. And despite the evidence, Clemens just like Barry Bonds*, still denies it. What a piece of shit.
There were some surprising names on the list, surprising to me anyway. Mo Vaughn. For a guy that used HGH he looked like a dumpy load year in and year out. Tejada was no shock given his incredible decline over the last 3 years after cashing in huge on his MVP year in Oakland. The same exact statement can be used for Giambi that greeseball.
Onto more important things. Like Mangina’s return to Foxboro. So it turns out that this weasel was taping the Pats signals last year at Foxboro, coincidentally a game the Pats lost. Then he tries to say that Coach Bill is the cheater?!? The New York Post continues to put an asterisks next to the Pats 13-0 win loss record? Fuck you New York and I think Bill, Brady and the boys are going to take that same mentality heading into this game.
Remember the bomb to Moss in the first game, the one where he beat 3 defenders? Get ready to see a lot of that. I don’t care if it’s a monsoon blizzard with 40MPH winds the Pats are going to light up the scoreboard against the J-E-T-S, SUCK, SUCK, SUCK! I think the 27 points is an understatement. What that implies is that worst case scenario the Pats will go up 4 touchdowns. I agree that they’re going to go up 4 touchdowns, in the first quarter.
Bruschi and the defense are as psyched up for this game as the offense is to pick apart the Jets secondary. When the media implied that the Pats should have asterisks next to their Super Bowl winds you could see the fire in Caveman Linebacker’s eyes. He’s going to be out for blood. The Pats “D” should be in the face of Clemens or Pettington or whoever the Jets roll out there for the slaughter.
I’m predicting a 42-6 rout. I’d go higher on the Pats but I think the elements will play a slight factor. I also think that Bill will start to rest the starters once they go up five scores. Let’s here some chatter out there on your thoughts.