"The Duke led the league in hit batsmen...he even threw at his own kid in a father-son game!" -Harry Doyle, from "Major League"
What was once a concept thought so far out of the realm that it could be written as a punch line for a movie about the Cleveland Indians, is now reality. Everyone's favorite psychopath pitched batting practice to Astros minor leaguers this morning in Kissimmee. One of those minor leaguers hit a home run off of said psychopath. Now we all know what happens when somebody has success off of Roger Clemens.
And sure enough, Clemens got revenge, brushing back the latest who dared go deep off him...his son.
His own son.
At least Roger Clemens is consistant...and yes, he loves his children. (Didn't John Wayne Gacy love kids too?) He loves his children so much he started all of their names with the same initial as his most famous baseball accomplishment, the K. How sweet.
Maybe their initials should have been H.B.P.
On a side note, Victor Zambrano has named his kids using the same principle as Clemens did. His kids' names are Billy Bob, Bobby Brian, Barney Brent, Brian Ben, and Borden Bond. (He also has a girl named Barbara Bell Zambrano.)
Shawn Estes also threw BP to the Astros minor leaguers today, and missed Koby Clemens' hip by three feet.