Wednesday, February 24, 2010
You wont see number 21 hanging in right field anytime soon. But the reality is that the Red Sox have “unofficially” retired Roger Clemens’ number 21.
The proof you ask?
New Red Sox first base coach Ron Johnson, who wore number 21 in the minors, came to spring training fully expecting to wear the number 21 jersey this season.
Yet when he arrived, he was told that he would be issued number 50 instead of his desired number 21.
Ron Johnson told John Tomase of the Boston Herald, “I don’t think they’re going to unretire Roger Clemens’ number for me.”
No one has worn 21 since Clemens left the Sox but this is the first time that a member of the Red Sox has said publicly that the Red Sox refuse to issue number 21.
This is truly mind blowing. Roger Clemens, one of the most hated men in all of baseball (on par with Barry Bonds) has had his number officially "unofficially" retired by our beloved Red Sox.
Sorry Tony C, sorry Mike Greenwell, sorry Wade Boggs. Your numbers arent retired nor are they unofficially retired. But Roger Clemens, Mr. HGH himself, has managed to reach a place that you will never never see.
And he cheated his way there (making millions along the way). Kinda makes you want to go back in time and inject that magic needle into your ass the way Clemens did.
That magic needle got him farther than you got with your integrity, hard work and pure talent. Sucks doesnt it.