Thursday, February 5, 2009

Great Balls of Fire!

Received this from my buddy Crow via email:

Verducci (in Joe Torre's new book) writes that Clemens’s usual pregame preparation included taking a whirlpool bath at the hottest temperature possible. “He’d come out looking like a lobster,” Yankee trainer Steve Donahue told Verducci. Donahue would then rub hot liniment all over Clemens’s body.

“Then Donahue would rub the hottest possible liniment on his testicles,” Verducci writes. “He’d start snorting like a bull,” the trainer said. “That’s when he was ready to pitch.”

originally from Bronx Banter


crow said...

Pitchers and catchers report to camp!

John M. said...

BYOO! Bring your own ointment!

Feb. 14th.