New excerpts from Torre's "The Yankee Years" (insert Tom Verducci yelling "It's not a memoir!" right here) have surfaced. One anecdote tells us how Roger Clemens achieved that anguished look on his face while he pitched.
Former Yankee trainer Steve Donahue said part of Roger's pregame warm-up was taking a whirlpool bath at the hottest possible temperature, enough to where he'd "come out looking like a lobster." Then there's this little trick, which gave The Rocket the additional competitive edge he needed before Game 2 of the 2000 World Series against the Mets, courtesy of Fan IQ:
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."
That's just terrifying. But it should in no way ruin Roger Clemens chances for Hall of Fame induction.
Joe Torre's Book Includes Story About Roger Clemens And His Testicle Rubdown [Fan IQ]