Joe Torre's Book Includes Story About Roger Clemens And His Testicle Rubdown
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If You Ever Wondered Why Roger Clemens Always Looked So Angry, Tom Verducci Has The Answer.

1/29/09 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

Much has been made of Tom Verducci's book The Yankee Years, scheduled to be released Feb. 3rd, where Joe Torre rips current and former Yankees personnel.

There have already been several snippets of the book that have leaked out, including where Torre reveals Alex Rodriguez's nickname in the Yankees clubhouse was A-Fraud.

One of the most memorable parts of the book that hasn't made it out yet is a bizarre story about Roger Clemens, and how he prepared for starts.

The story comes courtesy of Yankee trainer Steve Donahue who told Verducci about what Roger Clemens did as part of his usual routine to get ready for facing the Mets in Game 2 of the 2000 World Series. Donahue said Clemens’ usual pregame preparation included taking a whirlpool bath at the hottest temperature possible. 

“He’d come out looking like a lobster,” Donahue said

But here's the money quote:

Then Donahue would rub the hottest possible liniment on his testicles.

“He’d start snorting like a bull,” the trainer said. “That’s when he was ready to pitch.”

Man, talk about way too much information. That must be why Roger was such a crotchety bastard on the mound. Well, that and the steroids.

There's not much else that could shock me about Clemens anymore, but this definitely did the trick.
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4/8/09   |   j_smith456

(Edited by j_smith456)

I don't mind the fact Roger rubbed his boys with bengay before the game,  what bothers me is he had another dude rub his boys.,  I say man up roger,  and rub yer own boys with the beenGAY!!!!!!!!

2/2/09   |   taylordanley   |   6 respect

elevenbravo138again wrote:
Like any true fan the Liniment+Testicles combination is always one that makes me want read more, but  why exactly was the application of  said  foreign substance a  2 man operation?  What could be so all fired important at that moment that you couldn't find the time to make the needed application to your own "Twig and Berries?"  Was he trying to crack Cold Fusion, beat Mussina in finishing the Times Crossword, find his Ninja Throwing Stars in case he saw Mike Piazza?  Or is this just an indulgent athlete who just preferred other's to handle their... um, business affairs?        

+1000 for the Austin Powers reference

+5000 for the theories hahahah

2/1/09   |   elevenbravo138again   |   1163 respect

Like any true fan the Liniment+Testicles combination is always one that makes me want read more, but  why exactly was the application of  said  foreign substance a  2 man operation?  What could be so all fired important at that moment that you couldn't find the time to make the needed application to your own "Twig and Berries?"  Was he trying to crack Cold Fusion, beat Mussina in finishing the Times Crossword, find his Ninja Throwing Stars in case he saw Mike Piazza?  Or is this just an indulgent athlete who just preferred other's to handle their... um, business affairs?        

1/29/09   |   Heyhey1970   |   194 respect

That's amazing that the trainer could say that out loud.  I'm speechless. 

1/29/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

taylordanley wrote:
thank you for clearing that one up.

I'll be honest... I had to look it up when I was writing this last night.

1/29/09   |   taylordanley   |   6 respect

Pat wrote:
Liniment = Icy Hot

thank you for clearing that one up.

1/29/09   |   snbslugger

What they didn't explain was Donahue had to apply the liniment to his testicles with a Q-Tip.

Y'know.. since they were so small..

Ah, forget it.

1/29/09   |   guylake   |   321 respect

Didn't MLB '07 have a cheat where you could reenact the linement rub after which Clemens would throw 110 mph fastballs?

1/29/09   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect

primo wrote:
he's glad he got the trainer to rub his balls, because mindy mccreddy wasn't doing it for him. neither was john daly's wife

let the PQ's begin!

Hiyo!

1/29/09   |   The Wakka Man   |   16 respect

And the Storybook Saga takes another bizarre twist...
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20090129&content_id=3781416&vkey=hotstove2008&fext=.jsp
Looks like nothing has changed since Jim Bouton,

1/29/09   |   kantwistaye   |   4215 respect

Man, Clemens was a douche.  Its gonna be great to see how much Yankee fans turn on Joe Torre.

1/29/09   |   primo   |   1 respect

he's glad he got the trainer to rub his balls, because mindy mccreddy wasn't doing it for him. neither was john daly's wife

let the PQ's begin!

1/29/09   |   Pat   |   5232 respect

taylordanley wrote:
yeah I heard this before.. right before he took the mound, he wiped Icy-Hot on his testicles. to keep him pumped up ya know..

Liniment = Icy Hot

1/29/09   |   taylordanley   |   6 respect

(Edited by taylordanley)

yeah I heard this before.. right before he took the mound, he wiped Icy-Hot on his testicles. to keep him pumped up ya know..