Archive for November 8th, 2007

08
Nov
07

Roger Clemens Hits Wall

It’s a great gig if you can get it. Get paid a crap load of money, no spring training, start half way through the season, don’t travel with the team on away games that you’re not starting, and have no gas in the tank for any post-season effort. He’s 45 years old and certainly qualifies as one of the best baseball pitchers ever (my man form Katy). But of late, Roger Clemens seems to have a talent for sucking the maximum amount of money out baseball for the least amount of effort. More power to him, I guess. He’s come back from the dead more times than a kitty on the interstate… to collect an enormous payday. In a sign that Clemens’ pitching career could be over, his agent told the Astros on Wednesday that the seven-time Cy Young winner is set to start his personal-services contract with the team. “He’s moving toward retirement and leaving open the possibility of playing,” agent Randy Hendricks said. “As Roger has stated several times, he’s failed at retirement repeatedly.”

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08
Nov
07

Historic Gun Auction

    

If you are interested in historic guns, you might want to head on over to Fredericksburg, Texas this weekend. There’s a couple of very nice pieces that are up for auction. The gun on the left is a Model 1872 Remington revolver that is highly decorated and inscribed with the name “Doreteo Arango”. The gun on the right is an engraved Hopkins and Allen Ranger pocket pistol bearing the name of “Martha Jane Cannary”. While these names might not ring a bell, their assumed names might: Pancho Villa and Calamity Jane. Also up for auction, along with around a 1,000 other Old West objects, is the Mauser carbine rifle that Villa dropped in the Rio Grande during a “skirmish” with opposition forces.