No Room to Start Making Demands for Roger Clemens


Roger Clemens happens to be considered a little bullheaded.

But demanding he not only help the majors, but furthermore pitch against a contender at fifty years old goes an excessive amount of.

Houston Astros owner Jim Crane mentioned on Monday that “there’s possibleInch Clemens will pitch for baseball’s worst team this season, but he noted he wouldn’t start him against a contender.

Clemens quickly responded, telling KRIV-Houston, via ESPN:

“Let me tell you at this time around and they might know, too, when I used to be going to download it today done, I am going to pitch against a contender, that’s who I’d like to eliminate. Why would i’d like to spend your time experimenting and becoming fit. I buy over to Minute Maid (Park), I’ll fire up and acquire it over 90 for a contender. We’ll knock them from this years national football league 2010 nfl playoffs. That could be the thrill. Pitching against somebody who is not in contention wouldn’t be any fun for me.”

It is not going to happen.

There is also a few things wrong using this statement.

Why would Clemens want to “waste” his time getting into good shape if he’ll not pitch for a contender? Well, that’s simple, because he’s been “wasting” his in time an unbiased league for an chance to help the majors.

When you are turning 51 years old in August, your resume type of has gone out of the question.

Whatever your opinions are about Clemens’ reference to the infamous Mitchell Report, that’s close to the point. The truth is, he’s acting like the self-entitled superathlete who makes fans bitter about professional sports. The Astros are frankly doing him a large favor by entertaining the thought of adding him to the roster.

Also, I am sorry that pitching against a non-contender “wouldn’t be fun” for Clemens, but baseball can be a team game&mdashno matter how bad that team is. Clemens makes his stance apparent: I am within the team.

How about carrying it out just to return to striking for the romance of the sport? You understand, an ideal feeling you obtain when you and your teammates rally for a victory, or fight valiantly in defeat?

That’s apparently a extended-lost feeling for the Rocket.

The sad news is the Astros could certainly bow to Clemens’ demands, because the fanbase is frustrated and, frankly, Clemens sells tickets. Don’t think the seven-time Cy Youthful champion doesn’t understand that.

One thing’s for sure: Clemens has hurt his status, even if you dismiss the accusations of him taking performance-enhancing drugs throughout his career.

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