Thursday, October 06, 2005

Hate Is Universal and Far Reaching

In recognition of the fact that Roger Clemens is starting tonight against the Braves, let me say that I wish I had written this (from the All Star game):

Dear Roger Clemens,

Let me offer my hearty congratulations on starting the All-Star Game. Wow, that is really terrific. I'd like to note, however, that I hate you.

Also: You are fat. They say you've got this hard-core training regimen, with calisthenics and whatnot. I'm not seeing it. You're wicked fat.

Oh, perhaps that was uncalled for. You know what else was uncalled for? Sucking, every time it mattered.

You ruined my childhood, fatty. Because the trauma you put me through as a young, impressionable Red Sox fan has stunted my emotional growth, I revert to a juvenile mind-set whenever I see you. Like repeatedly calling you fat.

It started, Mr. Clemens, when you left the Sox in 1996. You were in a steady decline, and seemed on the cusp of retirement. Then you signed with the Blue Jays and put up two Cy Young campaigns in a row, completely owning the league. Putz.

And here you go again. After a few good-not-great years with the Yankees, you actually did retire. ... And then suddenly unretired and re-emerged as a much better pitcher. Wow! A dominating half-season, out of nowhere, after everyone counted you out. Like we haven't seen that one before, "Rocket." Anyway, you're still fat.

But here's the real problem with your behavior: Fans like to think that players are giving it their all. All the time. I like to think that, anyway. But then I'm just a simple, good-hearted man, a man who wants to believe in heroes. How can I believe in heroes, Mr. Clemens, when the world is home to people like you? It's clear that you just try hard when you feel like it. And even then, only when there's nothing on the line. Well, that sucks, dude. You shouldn't be like that.

I'd like to add that it's not just me. Nobody likes you. It's just a matter of degree of how much we hate you. Personally, I measure my hate in terms of how severely I want you to be injured. Like, I guess I wouldn't want to see you crippled for life, so you couldn't walk anymore. But I really wouldn't mind if you pulled your groin and missed five starts. That's the over-under on my hate.

By the way (and this has nothing to do with you, except that it involves another player I despise), did you hear Frank Deford's poetic ode to Derek Jeter? "Our guy is never at the top of the stats/ He just makes the plays and takes his at-bats … For all the hotshots there is no one neater/ than the guy who wears the deucethe ace—Derek Jeter." My God! I mean, my God!!

Hey, don't think I'm done with you, Clemens. What about this: Not only do you have no fans, you have no team. You don't travel with the Astros unless you have to, and then you go all by yourself. What's with that? If you could, I'm certain you'd hire yourself out, start by start, to the highest bidder. You whore. Maybe we should just play the All-Star Game at your house, in your backyard, so you can spend even more time with your wife and kids. Would that be more convenient, chump?

Speaking of your kids, their names all start with K. Because K is the symbol for strikeout. That's lame, dude. If I named my kids after something I'm really good at, they'd all be named "Calling-Roger-Clemens-Fat Stevenson." And that's just too unwieldy.

In conclusion, I really, really hate you.

Sincerely,

Seth

Seth Stevenson is my hero. Enjoy the game.

P.S. Good job by Brave-O-Matic for making me aware of my new hero, Seth Stevenson.

9 comments:

Wild Duck of CT said...

Metstradamus, you ARE the man. I damn near fell off my chair reading this.

erik love said...

You were a Red Sox fan?

Why haven't you told me this?

erik love said...

Oh My God, Clemens is getting ass-raped.

You are a sooth sayer....

Quick, Lottery Numbers!!

Mets Guy in Michigan said...

BRILLIANT!!! I tip my blue cap (with the orange button on top)

Metstradamus said...

E-love...

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jabair said...

Hey erik

Metstra didnt write this... Seth Stevenson wrote this for slate...

Seth was a redsox fan.. not our Met$tra

erik love said...

Thanks Jabir, good looking out....

Met$ta, have you seen the level that the yucs have gone too on your Jets?

If not

The disrespect is at my blog, go check it out....

JeterBoy said...

I never thought that these sites were used for personal attacks. I dislike Clemens also...but you can't argue with the results he's put up over the past 20 years. He's the arguably the greatest pitcher of this generation. To do what he's done in his 40's is Ryanish. Too bad he didn't get more run support.

Metstradamus said...

jeterboy,

You're right, you can't argue with what Roger Clemens has done. He got himself thrown out of a playoff game because he's a hothead. He's thrown a bat at Mike Piazza after he "thought it was the ball". He retired, then unretired. And he barely goes on road trips. You can't argue with that.

You obviously aren't familiar with this site.

If you want to read about all the accomplishments of Roger Clemens, may I suggest www.astros.com.

And a suggestion: if you're against personal attacks, then maybe "jeterboy" isn't the best alias you can choose.