LADY AT THE BAT: Farnsworth Fans The Family Clause

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Farnsworth Fans The Family Clause

Yankee reliever Kyle Farnsworth went on a Chicago radio station yesterday and voiced displeasure of Roger Clemens's family clause. "It might cause some friction...," Farnsworth said. "...if you're going to be part of the team you should be there always."

Today he stood by those comments, saying that he played with both Randy Johnson and Greg Maddux, and neither of those players asked for those perks.

Farnsworth probably isn't the only player on the team with concerns about this family clause. But where does he get off opening his mouth about it? With a 4.41 ERA the guy has been less than effective in the majority of his appearances this season. Kyle, just shut up and pitch!

Joe Torre didn't even want to get into it when asked about Farnsworth's comments. However, he did say he'd deal with any objections to the clause as they came up. So how is he going to deal with Farnsworth? Then again, the bigger question is how is Clemens going to deal with Farnsworth? I'd love to be a fly on the wall when those two come face-to-face for the first time next month.

The Lady

[Thanks Lo Hud Yankees Blog]

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