Clemens got his 350th win tonight. Let that marinate for minute when you take into consideration the following:
All changes to the game the last 100 years has been to the benefit of the hitter
Lowered pitching mounds
Live baseballs, shorter stadiums, and juiced players
Other than Warren Spahn (1964), the last time a pitcher had 350 or more wins was 1930 - 70 years.
Post WWII - I think the the case can be made he's the best of all-time.
It is only one game, but a win is a win and right now I don't care if they're beating up on a JV team, we need the damn wins!
Bobby Abreu's HR tonight reminded that this guy did win a HR derby contest. Is power going to be a part of this guy's game again? Hope so.
It'll be interesting to see how the offense will respond without A-Rod in the lineup. Another hammy issue - don't think this one was a conditioning issue though. He plays hard, I believe he has played every game thus far this season - body likely just beat up. A couple of games off will likely do him and us good.
I liked the way Torre set the lineup tonight - Jeter in the three spot. No one has more hits than this guy, let him do it from the famed 3-spot now.
Frankly, I liked the tank shirt that Mrs. A-Rod's brought to the stadium.