August 02, 2004

I'm Roger Clemens, bitch!: Clemens ejected from his son's U-10 Triple Crown game in Colorado after arguing a call and spitting sunflower seeds at the umpire.

posted by Ufez Jones to baseball at 12:18 PM - 19 comments

The milk's gone bad! Why couldn't he have just stayed retired? That way we wouldn't have to pay any mind to this ugliness? And I thought this quote was harsh as originally applied, but: "As a human being - pitiful. I can only hope the next time we read about this idiot will be his obituary."

posted by chicobangs at 12:31 PM on August 02, 2004

Sunflower seeds hurt when spat. Really.

posted by adampsyche at 12:58 PM on August 02, 2004

Wait, his son's name is Kacy? Why not just name him Sue?

posted by dusted at 01:44 PM on August 02, 2004

Pure Clemens. I would expect no less from the man. Wait, his son's name is Kacy? Why not just name him Sue? Because you can spell Kacy with a "K", while even Clemens would have trouble spelling Sue with a K, and being consumed by narcissism, Roger Clemems simply couldn't deal with that. It's all about him, really.

posted by justgary at 02:15 PM on August 02, 2004

Well, in his defense - he's not exactly alone in the club of 'parents who are total jerks at their offsprings sporting events.' I was an umpire for one summer for a softball league in Canada and some parents were unbelievable. It's SOFTBALL in CANADA.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 02:53 PM on August 02, 2004

Oh, that's right, I forgot about the "K" thing. I hope his kid kicks his ass for doing that when he gets older.

posted by dusted at 04:53 PM on August 02, 2004

Yeah all of his sons are "K" names. K for strikeouts. Kacy, Kory, Kolon, Koolio. It's very heart warming.

posted by jerseygirl at 06:14 PM on August 02, 2004

Why didn't he use some names that actually start with K? Kirk, Kyle, Kelly... er..

posted by swank6 at 07:02 PM on August 02, 2004

I feel a tiny bit sorry for the kids, but I know their classmates totally want to beat the shit out of them.

posted by dusted at 07:13 PM on August 02, 2004

Know what would improve that photo? A grassfire.

posted by yerfatma at 07:48 PM on August 02, 2004

Maybe for another perspective, ya'll should read the ESPN article on the same event, or he already totally branded as an asshole in this case? Hell, that article says in one place, "was asked to leave a Triple Crown World Series tournament game at Loudy-Simpson Saturday after arguing a call with an umpire. " and then "Clemens allegedly spit sunflower seeds at the umpire's leg. The umpire told Clemens to leave, and Carpenter was asked to intervene." Sounds like if they don't know of he got ejected for a) argueing, b) spitting a sunflower, or c) both. In the ESPN article, it says Clemens wasn't even sure of what was going on and didn't argue. Hmmmmmmmmmmm

posted by jmd82 at 08:29 PM on August 02, 2004

I hate to side with Clemens, but the ESPN account makes it sound like the umpire may have just heard it loudly from all the fans and picked Roger out at random. Plus it sounds like Clemens acted completely calmly after being pitched, something I can guarantee you most baseball aprents don't do in any situation. Having said that ... he's still a freaking punk.

posted by wfrazerjr at 09:11 PM on August 02, 2004

There are so many inconsistencies in these stories that I'm forced to dismiss the whole event. (However, he's still a jackass.)

posted by sixpacker at 09:00 AM on August 03, 2004

All his children have stupid K names and, apparently, he makes his children all were the same shoes. They should have no individual identity other than being a child of Roger Clemens. Also, it's pretty clear he doesn't let his wife go to the bathroom until they are damn well done taking pictures.

posted by dzot at 09:08 AM on August 03, 2004

Know what would improve that photo? A grassfire. Best post ever.

posted by Bernreuther at 11:16 AM on August 03, 2004

This may be a case of an umpire overreacting.

posted by grum@work at 11:58 AM on August 03, 2004

The future Hall-of-Famer was away from the Houston Astros, as his team allows him to be when he's not pitching. A lot of teams don't handle this kind of star system very well. I wonder if it's affecting the disappointing season in Houston.

posted by rcade at 02:15 PM on August 03, 2004

After reading clemen's account of the situation, I also have to side with him. Cus, you know, when clemens says something, you can take it to the bank. His word is as good as gold!

posted by justgary at 07:45 PM on August 03, 2004

Ooooh! Good one, justgary!

posted by grum@work at 09:19 AM on August 04, 2004

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