We’re just in the vestibule of this off-season and already I’m saying T.G.I.MLB Network. Today, they were running a replay of Roger Clemens 20-K game against the M’s on April 29, 1986.
It was funny to see a young and much trimmer Rocket. And, oh, boy…the days when baseball pants were not hip-hop (meaning baggy) and men wore their stirrups high! Would I ever like to see that look make a comeback.
It was also entertaining to see all those rows and rows, full sections – actually, of empty red seats at Fenway Park for this record game. The attendance was 13,414. So much for the great Red Sox Nation being long standing, huh?
Anyway, there were so many one-time Yankees in this game: Spike Owen, Ken Phelps, Danny Tartabull, Wade Boggs, Don Baylor, and, of course, Roger Clemens. It was almost like a Yankees modern-retro-Old-Timers-Day or something.
Say what you want about Clemens, the Red Sox, or whatever. But, it was an exciting game to watch, even just the bit that I caught – much like Ron Guidry’s 18-K game for the Yankees back in the day. Good stuff.