Baseball parties never last long and that’s the way it’s supposed to be. Short celebrations lead to more games dipped in drama.
The last party is always over.
And tonight will be every bit the drama-dipped game. Roger Clemens will take the ball after taking two cortisone shots in his elbow. The Yankees’ pennant hopes go to the mound with him and there is no one better to hand the season to.
Clemens is the greatest pitcher ever – to say any different isn’t even making interesting conversation – and probably the toughest customer this game has ever seen.
We will get no less than his best and that’s the way it’s supposed to be.