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June 15, 2003 [LINK]

Roger, over, and out

On his fourth try, Roger Clemens finally won his 300th career game, on Friday the 13th, no less. Perhaps the delay in crossing that threshold was fitting, since he also racked up his 4,000th career stikeout on the same day. (See for more details.) Like Nolan Ryan, Warren Spahn, and Satchel Paige, this pitcher has only continued to improve the older he gets. Too bad the Red Sox didn't anticipate that when they let him go a few years ago -- much like their Big Mistake in letting Babe Ruth go on to bigger and better things back in 1920. (D'oh!) Even though 194 of Clemens' wins were with the Red Sox, he has decided that he wants to be memorialized in Cooperstown wearing a Yankee uniform.

"To me, once the decision was made that my services weren't wanted in Boston anymore, I got the opportunity to go to Toronto, and I had a great two years there," Clemens said. "But I became a Hall of Famer here."

NOTE: This is a "post facto" blog post, taken from the pre-November 2004 archives.

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