Monday, July 02, 2007

Congrats to Clemons on His 350th Win!

The Rocket has finally won his 350th game. For those who are unfamiliar with baseball, this is a huge feat. Baseball has been played professionally for over 100 years, and in that time, only 8 total pitchers, including Roger Clemons, have won 350 games or higher. What’s even more amazing is that Clemons has done this during an era where pictures have been on a five game rotation instead of the old fashioned 4 game rotation and where managers often take pitchers out of a ball game earlier than they used to in favor of relief pitchers. Go Rocket! And to think that I saw the entire game on TV tonight—highly unusual for me these days, but I had a month’s worth of ironing and laundry to do. (Don’t tell my agent or my editor. They’ll kill me for not working on the sequel.) (I also got to see Clemons pitch his last regular season game in Tampa the first time he retired.)

On another note, I think I’m onto something here. The Yankees seem to only do well when I’m watching them, and I’ve been missing most of the games because I’ve been working on my sequel. (See! I’m not totally obsessed!) But it seems that when I’ve watched the games—or at least made comments on their poor play on the blog, they’ve done well. Case in point, their lovely winning streak a month ago…

No, I’m not really superstitious—but I do have a lucky blanket that I swear knocked Jeter out of his 0 for April slump in 2003 (I think it was 03), and I did call Aaron Boone’s home run the day before it happened based on said superstitious beliefs so…. Don’t be surprised if you see a few more blogs about the Yankees. (No, the lucky blanket doesn’t work anymore. I washed it after a bad game to get all the bad luck out, and it took the good luck with it—hence the Yankees 2003 World Series loss to the Florida Marlins.)

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