I need to digress briefly from posting about education. Roger Clemens has joined the New York Yankees.
Roger Clemens has had an astounding MLB career. I once sat in the seats of Fenway Park as Roger pitched. I wasn't that old. I don't remember much of the game, but I do remember that, as I left the bathroom, some guy handed me an official MLB game ball that had obvious markings from bats. Roger Clemens had pitched that ball.
But Clemens left the Red Sox. Some say he was forced out by management, others said Roger was too demanding. However one looks at it, he ultimately joined the Yankees. End of story. I can't like him.
But there's more to not liking him than just that he is a Yankee. I'll admit to liking Joe Torre, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera. Three individuals with class and loyalty. Clemens? He's about the money. He is everything that is wrong with pro sports--self-indulging and arrogant. Ultimately, I am glad the Red Sox didn't get to bring him back. Today, too many Red Sox fans are bandwagon freeloaders, with no understanding of the Clemens history. So, to the Yankees, I say enjoy the Rocket Man--he really is one of yours.