Well, I’ll answer that for you. Highly doubtful. The Yankees are like a ship that hit an iceberg, slowly sinking. Maybe because his ego is as big as the state of Texas, he thinks he can keep them afloat. Anyways, I digress from the task at hand.

Roger Clemens made his third and final start for the Yankees farm team in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and by all accounts, he looked good. I happened to catch his start and to me, he isn’t the same Roger. He doesn’t have the velocity on his fastball anymore. He topped out around 91 mph. But let me tell you, he had a nasty curveball and splitter working on Monday night. I guess when he comes back, he will be more of a finesse pitcher.

Rocketman went 6 innings, gave up 2 hits, 2 walks and had 6 strikeouts, on an economical 89 pitches. He then went down to the bullpen and threw a little more.

After he was done and showered, he held a press conference and said he felt good after the outing, and said a bunch of gibberish that no one cared about. However, he got quite a little testy when a local reporter asked him a question about what was being written about his comeback.

“If you want to be negative be negative. I’m not a negative person,” he said. “You be negative as much as you want. If I stink and I don’t pitch well out there, I know I stink. I don’t need you tell me that. I have pride in what I do. I’ll pull my heart out and set it right there (pointing to the table) for you to see it. When I perform, I’ve done it. I got that from my mother so if you want to write and these other people want to write negative…everything has to be negative these days. There always had to be a negative. I’ve always been positive in my life. It won’t end. I don’t want to be around negative people. So I won’t associate myself with those people. So if it makes you feel good to write negative stuff then go ahead but you’ve never been in the arena. Never been in this arena to understand what it’s like. Keep that in mind. People read your column and associate things with me that are not true. I’ll answer it as honestly I can so that 10-year old when he reads about won’t assume things. You can tell how passionate I am about it. Ok?”

Thus ending the press conference. Good to see Rocket had some fire left him. He’s gonna need it in NY.

I think it’s time for

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