LADY AT THE BAT: Dreams Do Come True

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Dreams Do Come True

After completing his third tune-up start in the Minors, Roger Clemens has declared himself ready to face Major League hitters again. Will it even matter?

In a start for AAA Scranton against the Toledo Mud Hens, Clemens pitched 6 scoreless innings, giving up 2 hits, walking 2 and striking out 6. He threw 58 of his 89 pitches for strikes. It's likely that his next start will be against either the Red Sox at Fenway Park or the White Sox in Chicago. Whomever that first ML opponent will be, Clemens had better make sure there's enough movement on his fastball, which, at 89-90 mph, is no longer as fast as it was when he was in his heyday. His legs are also still a question mark as well. My mouth dropped open when I saw how he ran to cover first base in his previous start for Trenton. He looked like an old man.

It looks like this old man will make my dream come true. A few weeks ago I had a dream that a nameless, faceless family member had died. My other relatives and I were heartbroken, and during the wake, we talked about this person's life, remembering that our dearly departed relative had been a very successful person. The years 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000 were especially good for him. A short while later, a white-haired old man came to the house. We realized he was the doctor, coming to tend to our relative. We looked at him and shook our heads. "It's too late," we told him. "He's dead."

When Roger Clemens made his blockbuster announcement from the owners box at Yankee Stadium last month, the Yankees were 5 1/2 games out of first place. Today they are in last place, 13 1/2 games out. Though he doesn't have white hair (unless he colors it), Clemens will arrive in Boston or Chicago this week or next week to "tend" to the Yankees. It might very well be true, but it will be very hard for anyone connected with the Yankees, to look at him and say "It's too late. They're dead."

The Lady


Anonymous said...


Clemens or no Clemens

The Yankees 2007


Boston is picking up steam while the Yankees are on a losing streak that should top out at 9 games in a row.

The Yankess are where they belong: Last Place!!! The whole country is happy about it!

Anonymous said...

I knew you could do it!