Now doesn't that make you feel old?
Eight years ago, Oct. 22, 2000, was that fateful meeting between Roger Clemens and Mike Piazza in the World Series.
The at-bat was highly anticipated, thanks to Clemens beaning Piazza in the head in July of that year, and it did not pass without incident. I'm sure you all remember the bat shattering, Clemens retrieving a shard of that bat, and flinging it in Piazza's direction.
Clemens still maintains he was "just tossing" the bat away, but no one in their right mind couldn't see the intent from The Rocket.
I'll never forget that moment. It was one of the games I actually stayed awake for (I was 11).
Frozen in time, Clemens rearing back to deliver the piece of bat in the direction of Piazza:Does that look like "just a toss" to you?? Yeah, right!
We still miss you, Mike. Maybe he can be the next third base coach?