Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Bringing Down a Hero

If you know anything about Joshua Patrick, you know that Roger Clemens has been someone he's role modeled after. After all, Roger played for the University of Texas and helped them win a College World Series. Josh used to play as a kid pretending to be Roger...well trying to pitch like him. Josh is cocky like Roger. Josh has 'the stuff' like Roger. But Josh ain't Roger.

It will be an interesting match in more ways than the obvious ones. A Texan against a Texan. Ex-Red Sox pitcher vs. a current one. But make no mistake...tomorrow night when the game starts, there's only one true Texan who'll take the mound in Yankee Stadium: Joshua Patrick Beckett. He was born and raised in Southeast Texas. Attended school all his life around Spring and played little league throughout high school there. Roger was born and raised in Ohio and didn't move to Texas till his high school years. So although he attended UT (or tu as Texas A&M fans call it), he ain't no Texan.

The MOST interesting reason this will be a match for me is Roger is THE reason I am a Red Sox fan....and until this past year I had defended him. But when he decided to unretire AGAIN and go to the Yankees...it turned my stomach and I turned my soul away. Josh Beckett is the TEX-Man of the Hour as far as I'm concerned. I don't need a player to keep me a Red Sox fan...I'm here and staying. I'm a loyal Texan and I'll root for the Texas boys who come and go....but I'll live and die a Red Sox fan.

So at 7:05p.m., when the game starts....don't be fooled by the razzle dazzle the Yanks try to pull over your eyes....Roger ain't no Texan and he ain't no friend of mine.


KAYLEE said...

GREAT POST LOVED IT(you dont want to see mine)haha!

Ted D said...

Tex, sorry I missed it last night: went to bed right after I commented back to you at my blog. Sorry about that.

Great picture you took: and I'm with you. Beckett beats Roger tonight, and it's not even close. They should have taken last night, but instead it's now 7 games: hopefully after tonight, it's back up to 8 where it belongs.

Have a great day.

Redbeard76 said...

Hey Tex! We must have been on the same wavelength when I previewed tonight's game. I had no idea until after I looked here today! Take care and again, good luck on the possible promotion/new job.

beckperson said...

Tex, I hope you saw my comment that you should most definitely NEVER take a job just because of the money. Fine if you are 25 and just out of college, but you and I both know there's more to life than that.

PVs nevertheless on being "chased" by a potential new employer. I know you'll do the right thing, unlike a certain FUT.

Go JPB! We're going to be 8 games up before this day is through.

Tex said...


imarriedatexaswoman said...

Oops! Dropped three to the Yankees. Next thing you know the Red Sox will be as bad as the Astros.


beckperson said...

Hey Tex,

::sends hugs::