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• I have no idea how Tom Verducci went about extracting a detail like this, but this passage from The Yankee Years sure explains a lot about Roger Clemens — and is destined to haunt me for the rest of the day.

"He'd come out looking like a lobster," Yankee trainer Steve Donahue said. 

Then Donahue would rub the hottest possible liniment on (Clemens') testicles.

"He'd start snorting like a bull," the trainer said. "That's when he was ready to pitch."

Honestly, I am at a loss for words right now and am considering canceling my Amazon order. Let's just move on and pretend like this never happened. [100 Percent Injury Rate][Bronx Banter]

• Remember the bank robber who was alternating a Red Sox and Yankees hat between stickups? Yeah, he's just been nabbed by the long arm of the law. [Red Sox Monster]

• Nats fans aren't the most optimistic bunch, as displayed in this view of possibly adding Adam Dunn to the federal stable: "Do we already know how this story ends? With Dunn in pinstripes, and Willie Harris believing the Nats are going to surprise a lot of folks..." [Nationals Enquirer]

• Here's an interview where B.J. Upton says he's glad the Eagles didn't make the Super Bowl and Philly fans won't be making their way down to Tampa again. [Bugs & Cranks]

• The White Sox have officially invited President Obama to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day. [Chicago Tribune

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