January 29, 2009
A few quick links to start your day ...
• 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."
• 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]
• The White Sox have officially invited President Obama to throw out the first pitch on Opening Day. [Chicago Tribune]