The Baseball Desert

Friday, June 22, 2007

The high-fidelity first class travelling set

Money, get away.
Get a good job with good pay and youre okay.
Money, its a gas.
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think Ill buy me a football team.
Pink Floyd

Roger Clemens has so far pitched three games for the Yankees, all against National League teams, and what does he have to show for it? About $2.7m and a 1-2 record. Ouch.

OK, so W-L is not a fair stat by which to judge poor Rog. Still, the Yankees have at least gotten themselves a bona-fide horse, an innings-eater who will pitch deep into the game and save those precious bullpen arms, right? Erm, wrong

No-one expected Clemens to pitch a complete game every time out, but at almost $1m for 4 1/3 innings, Steinbrenner would have been better off just piling his money up in the middle of Yankee Stadium and setting fire to it. At least it would have been entertaining to watch.