The Sports Hogwash

An innovative opinion for a ludacris sports-world.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Rocket Fuel, Performance fuel, Federer fuel

Roger Clemens is fueling up for his June 22nd start with his Wednesday start with low-A ball affiliate Lexington. Expectations are high for the 43 year old legend--but he will be playing a minor league hitting team in the Minnesota Twins. The Twins have scored the 5th fewest runs in the league so far. Nice warm-up game for him.

How bout the kiddo that took him deep. Johnny Drennens. Talk about 15 minutes of fame. You gotta love Roger's comments about the long-ball:

Clemens joked he just gave him a pitch to hit because they share the same uniform number -- No. 22. "I'm sure I'll visit him tomorrow -- ask him how that room service was," Clemens said.

Jason Grimsley is in the news. Grimsley--sounds like a "would-be" character for a horror film. Not the case here. Just when you thought balco was on the back-burner, a bunch of Feds search reliever Jason Grimsley's house. Grimsley has a career 4.77 ERA with a 1.55 whip...he either a) didn't cheat or b) sucks at cheating. And ESPN reports that he has cheated. Interesting.

Minor League Baseball Draft was Tuesday. Surprise pick from the Royals--taking Luke Hochevar with the number one overall pick. Hochevar was not able to be signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers a year ago, played Independent ball and re-entered the draft. Ironic thing here--the Royals are widely known for NOT spending money. Maybe its the catch-22 rule, a player will never play independent ball 2 years in a row?

Other notable picks that I care about (you should also)--Drew Stubbs-University of Texas stud centerfielder- to the Reds at 8, Brad Lincoln-UH pitcher/hitter- went 4 to the Pirates. Kyle McCulloch -UT Pitcher- went to the White Sox and Kyle Drabek went to the Phillies at 18. Check it all out at baseball america.

Dwayne Wade missed his 2nd consecutive practice. When he drops 41 in a game one road win, will we begin to hear references to MJ. I think so.

Who's the most dominant player in his sport. No, not SHAQ, TIGER or PUJOLS (if he wasn't injured). It's Roger Federer. He's won 26 grand slam matches in a row as he moves into the semifinals of the Frenchy.

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