June 22, 2007

BY WHICH STANDARD...:

Coors Field Unworthy of Clemens Feat (TIM MARCHMAN, June 22, 2007, NY Sun)

The problem with watching Roger Clemens pitch these days is that he belongs to history, rather than the Yankees.

Yesterday, Clemens had his second chance to win his 350th game, and for the second time, he didn't. This was a good thing, at least in the sense that the win didn't take place in an interleague game in Colorado's ridiculous Coors Field. Such an achievement should not come in a game against a team wearing purple pinstripes.


...it's going to be a season full of good things.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 22, 2007 9:52 AM
Comments

From the article; More important even than those numbers was the fact that Clemens, maybe for the first time, looked truly old.

That's because he is old! For heaven's sake the guy is a zillion years old. He was born during the Kennedy Administration! That might be a good age for the PGA or NASCAR; however, this guy began pitching in the bigs during Reagan's first term! He has survived almost as many US Presidents as the recently deceased Fidel Castro.

Posted by: pchuck at June 22, 2007 10:27 AM

Such an achievement should not come in a game against a team wearing purple pinstripes.

...and the horse you rode in on, Tim.

Posted by: Brandon at June 22, 2007 10:29 AM

It would indeed be disgraceful for an obvious steroid-abuser to win 350 games, but that's the hole that baseball has dug for itself.

Posted by: b at June 22, 2007 11:35 AM

2002 visit to Coors Field: Yankees score 41 runs.
2007 visit to Coors Field: Yankees score 5 runs.

That is all.

Posted by: Brad S at June 22, 2007 12:59 PM

1. Boston plays .500 baseball the rest of the way. New York would have to go 57-35 (.619) to tie. That winning percentage would produce 100 victories during a season.

2. Boston plays .550 baseball the rest of the way. New York would have to go 61-31 (.663) to tie. That winning percentage would produce 107 victories during a season.

3. Boston plays .600 baseball the rest of the way. New York would have to go 65-27 (.706) to tie. That winning percentage would produce 114 victories during a season

It's all over.

Posted by: h-man at June 22, 2007 1:12 PM

h-man. Yeah, the Red Sox have never choked and blown a huge lead! Nope, never, not at all. Not even when it was 14 1/2 games in July of 1978.

As an aside, I really don't care for the Yankees and I really should pull for the Red Sox because I have so many on my fantasy team; however, I am not a big fan of either team.

Posted by: pchuck at June 22, 2007 5:45 PM

Choked? How many games did the '78 Red Sox win?

Posted by: oj at June 22, 2007 8:50 PM

99 games in 78

Good for 2nd place.

If it wasn't for the Yanks the Sawx would have the 26 championships.

As it is . . .

They'll finish in 2nd once again.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at June 23, 2007 1:44 AM

So the Sox didn't choke, the Yankees just played very well. These Yanks aren't those.

Posted by: oj at June 23, 2007 7:17 AM

oj-The 78 Sox had a 14 1/2 game lead in July and they lost the division. That isn't choking?

I fully agree that this year's Yanks are not the 78 Yanks, they are more like the 78 Expos.

Posted by: pchuck at June 23, 2007 8:46 AM

No. Choking is when you play badly and lose. The Sox played well and won. The Yankees were a better team, almost entirely because of Ron Guidry. Ron Guidry may still be their best pitcher though.

Posted by: oj at June 23, 2007 11:15 AM
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