Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Thou Doth Protest Too Much
I find myself more than skeptical of the Rocket's recent protests that he has been ridden roughshod over by the Mitchell Report. When the Sox released Roger, he had worn out his welcome in Boston, winning only 11 games in his last season at the Fens, and thought by most to be in the twilight of his career. He was portly, out of shape, and sporting a delivery worth of a Junior Varsity player. Only after landing in Toronto did he return to the mound sporting a physique not seen since his high school days playing Texas ball, and hurling 97 mph fastballs on his way to Hall of Fame status. A trend that continued while in pinstripes. To believe Roger, it is merely coincidence.
At least Andy Pettitte had the balls to come clean.