Sunday, May 06, 2007

The Bad News Out of Houston Continues

The man on the left isn't hanging it up, but it appears that this man is.

And neither one is returning to Houston!

10 comments:

The Dude said...

Good Riddance Roger! You and your Hummer-driving, GOP-flag waving turd can go pursue a ring in NY all you want. Just gives me another reason to hate the Yankees and support the Sox!

I'd like to adopt the BoSox as the Dudes' team with all of our other teams mired in mediocrity. For me, it will smooth other bitter enmity between China & Japan, and of course, on a greater scale, myself and the Undude, (still recovering from the tension of the phone call in 2003 as Aaron Boone is rounding the bases).

ThadisRad said...

There is a long list of reasons I dislike this return to NY, but here's the first. The Yankees lineup is simply too good for the team to suck as badly as it has. Without Roger, the ship would get righted and they will contend for the AL East. But now he's jumping on board and we'll have to read all these stories about how his signing turned everything around and isn't he so wonderful. I hope the steroid testing begins now!

Head Dude said...

I'm afraid I can't join in the Dude's adoption. To be honest, I can't stand the Red Sox. Undude is one of the few Boston fans that I've ever found tolerable, so while I wish them well for his sake, they made themselves into a dislikeable team over the last decade, mainly because they whined about the "evil empire", only to end up doing many of the same things that have elicited such disdain for the Yankees in the first place.
That said, while I normally would've been surprised Clemens rejected Boston again, from a personal standpoint, it made sense given that Pettite and a number of Clemens' other friends play for NY, while he doesn't really identify with anyone on Boston. From a good will standpoint, Boston made sense, but that's probably the only reason, and we all know Roger isn't concerned about good will.

The Franchise said...

I think we should adopt the Brewers as the Dudes' team, despite the fact that they play in the NL Central. Here's why:

1)They have a Prince (Fielder), we have an Asian Prince.

2)The Dudes are not big beer drinkers, so the sense of irony is cool.

3)The team has sucked for... well, a long time, and simply needs a bandwagon.

4)Two words: sausage race!

Head Dude said...

I'm definitely on board with that -- for all the reasons you said, plus they have two likeable formers Rangers, Coco Cordero and Kevin Mench, that add something for me. And a dude I went to law school with is now their assistant general counsel, or something like that.
All aboard the Brewer bandwagon!

The Dude said...

Seems like Tylwalk wants to be a front runner - always easy to adopt a 21-10 team...

Tylwalk missed another glaring reason to root for the Brew Crew: it is the only MLB team to feature someone from Duke University's class of 2000 (to which the Undude and I belong) - Chris Capuano. It is also worth noting that Capuano is quite good.

The Dude said...

Another hilarious thought I had - after Clemens chose the Yanks over the Sox and the Astros, how much would you give for an Astros-Red Sox World Series? That would be hilarious... I'd pay $250 to see that!

The Franchise said...

Agh, it's actually less front running to adopt a 21-10 MLB team IN MAY than to hop aboard, say, the Warriors' wagon when they are down to the final eight teams in the NBA Playoffs!

I say Go Brew Crew!

Also let me add one final reason: the fans have had to put up with the Selig family, so they deserve our support.

The Dude said...

Speaking of Capuano, Cappy shut out the AAA team known as the Nationals tonight over 8 innings and struck out nine.

Go Brew Crew!

Head Dude said...

Whoa, he's a Cy Young candidate right now! 5-0 with a 2.31 ERA. It might be 1.31 if Diesel was catching him.