Friday, August 24, 2012

The Real Reason Clemens Is On His Way Back To The Majors.

It would be extremely obvious to think that Roger Clemens' ploy to come back to professional baseball is to delay his fate in being inducted into the Hall of Fame this winter. I mean, this is a man with one of the biggest egos Major League Baseball has ever seen. What do you expect from a 7 time Cy Young Award winner. Since the Mitchell Report, he has moved heaven and earth to plea for his innocence. I am not a Clemens fan by any means but at least he went head up against the federal government and kicked their rear-ends in a court of law! Like him or not, he was what we were looking for, the only one, who kept pleading for his innocence and won. Now public opinion thinks HE IS GUILTY AS THEY COME; but you can make your own assumptions! I just love how he says his good name and reputation is now tarnished. Roger, you did that betraying the Red Sox nation by making your way to the Yankees to chase for World Series rings, or do you misremember!

Pic is credited to The Associated Press

Clemens isn't a darling at all, in fact he is a bully. Remember game 2, of the 2000 World Series, when he threw Mike Piazza's shattered bat, back at Piazza. What in the world was that all about? Roger thought nothing about it and went on his merry way. He also hoodwinked his friend, Andy Pettite, and the sports world by telling the jury, that Andy misremember their conversation. Pettite probably saved Clemens from prison time when he testified in court as he all of a sudden actually did misremembered!

It's unbelievable that at age 50, Roger Clemens still commands the attention with his Rocket arm. I hope the radar gun doesn't register his pitches in the high nineties because I will be the first one to say bull(sugar,honey,ice,tea)! Sugar Land Skeeters is just a tune-up to get back to the majors. Clemens is a powerful man, and at his age I guess it's still good to know people in high places. Who, besides Houston Astros, is going to give Clemens another Major League opportunity? Lets be honest, the Astros have nothing to play for and bringing Clemens back in a Houston uniform will give the fans a reason to show up to the stadium. Rogers' motivation for coming back to the majors includes surpassing Jamie Moyer, as the oldest pitcher to pitch in a game, he will delay the voting of his Hall of Fame inductions another five years which would be smart because it will be dreadful being on the list with Bonds, Sosa, Palmeiro, and McGwire. The number one reason to come back to the Major Leagues is to pass Greg Maddux as the winningest pitcher in the modern era. You can't be the best pitcher in our generation if the soft throwing Maddux has one more victory than you do! Tell the truth Roger, Greg Maddux's 355 career wins has to be eating you alive! Sports world, Roger Clemens is a 7 time Cy Young Award winner, the greatest pitcher in our generation; or do you MISREMEMBER!

The winningest pitcher in the modern


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Monday, August 20, 2012

Top 10 Eccentric Hairdos in the Majors

When I think of the top 10 eccentric hairdos in Major League Baseball, I tend to drawback to the 70's where not much grooming occurred. Does anyone remember how cool it was to sport one of those massive Afros, with the long side burns that look like pork chops, worn by Oscar Gamble?

Afro King!
How in the world was he able to keep his cap or helmet on his head while playing all those years? What about Bruce Sutter's mountain man beard. Soon came the mullet hairstyle worn popular by Randy Johnson and John Kruk, and let us not forget the Jheri Curl worn by Tony Gwynn. Do baseball players have that Samson-like thinking where their hair gives them strength. We are decades removed and you will still see ball players sporting some of unique hairstyles. Take a look at the top 10 eccentric hairdos that are worn in Major League Baseball!

10. Pedro Martinez "The Jheri Curl"

Pedro Martinez jheri curl.
When Pedro came on the scene, I immediately thought he could be one of the Jackson 5. Heck outside of Michael, I wouldn't have known the difference. The Jheri Curl symbolized COOL! Many people wished they had one, but honestly if you didn't carry any activator with you, having a Jheri Curl was pointless!

9. Mike Piazza "Wearing his hair blonde!"

Mike Piazza sporting the bleached hair look

When I first saw Mike Piazza's name, I thought PIZZA? Someone actual last name is PIZZA! He was known as the Dodger catcher with the porn star mustache. Then he took his act to Broadway, fighting off rumors about his sexual orientation. Piazza's identity crises with the blonde hair sure didn't help.

The Mullet!
8. Randy Johnson "The Mullet!"
Already the most intimidating man on the mound standing 6' 10". He is not the first person you would consider putting on GQ magazine because of his suave looks. However, if you ever considered the meaning of a mullet hairstyle, your answer is the Big Unit.

“Crazy Eyes”
7. Ross Grimsley "The Consummate Free Spirit!"
Ross Grimsley was known to be a little superstitious. Probably because Grimsley believe in witches and good luck charms. He reckon that a blue and green stone given by a witch was the reason he would win ball games. Of course when Sparky Anderson was made aware of it, he told Grimsley how ridiculous it was and he better stop or folks around the league would think he was....
according to an article in The Sporting News. “You’ll be known as the clown of the league once this gets around.” Grimsley didn’t care. He defended his belief in the charm. “If I think it’ll help me win,” he told The Sporting News, “why shouldn’t I keep in touch with the witch?”
Ross also had hygiene issues. Anytime he had a winning streak going on, his superstitious mind would include no bathing or washing his hair. He was once accused by Billy Martin for throwing spit ball pitches, by using Vaseline hidden in his long black curly hair.
6. Tim Lincecum "SAMSON"

Maybe it is true. The Samson-like hair definitely belongs to "The Freak!" Mr. Lincecum stands at a meager 5'10 while weighing in at 163 lbs., and kicking tail for the San Francisco Giants. I pray that he never meets his Delilah!

5. Brian Wilson "The Mountain Man"

The Hawk & Beard
I can only imagine that Brian Wilson must have a no-trade clause if ever being courted by the New York Yankees. The Yanks have been known for their strict grooming rules, ask Johnny Damon! Brian is a trailblazer as he sports the mohawk and beard. Does anybody remember what Mr. Wilson looked like prior to the beard? How long did it take to grow that thing? In fact, whose beard is better today, Wilson or Oklahoma City Thunder basketball player, James Harden?

Mr. Lock!
4. Manny Ramirez. "The Dreadlocks"
Manny being Manny. I am curious if the women's fertility drug that Manny was taking helped him grow his dreadlocks? No, no they were weaved in, and I hope he didn't pay much to get them done. MY LAMB!

3. Dmitri Young "The Blonde hair & goatee"

The blonde hair & goatee
If you were wondering, that is not Mr. Brown from Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns television show. It is definitely Dmitri Young sporting a blonde goatee and hair! Did he happen to use Mike Piazza's hairstylist? I thought he was cool with the Afro. He is way too young for a mid-life crisis. Note to Delmon Young: Don't take after your big brother on this one!

The Jesus look.
2. Johnny Damon "The come to Jesus look!"
I can remember Johnny Damon as the clean-cut, no facial hair rookie that played for the Kansas City Royals. Then all of a sudden he went to Boston and became an "Idiot". At least that is what he called himself.

1. Coco Crisp "The modern-day Oscar Gamble!"
Just the other day I spoke with a colleague about the massive Afro of Oakland A's, Coco Crisp, has been sporting this season. My only thought was, can Rogaine help me grow my Afro back? I wonder, does Coco use Sta-Sof-Fro? Oscar Gamble has to be reminiscing about the good old days with a smile!

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