I'm just curious - what memories do posters have of Roberto Clemente, either personal or from stories?
I was in Colorado when his plane went down, and the irony was that as starved as I was for baseball news, Clemente's disappearance was in the papers for weeks, even in football season. It was a story that kept me hoping for a miracle long past the time there was any rational expectation he'd be found. I never saw him play, but more than any other player I didn't get a chance to see, I wish I'd seen Roberto Clemente.
Don't try to strike everybody out. Strikeouts are boring!
“First sinker I ever threw was to Jason Varitek in my first start in the big leagues. … He said, ‘Here, throw a two-seam.’ I guess he thought I threw one. So I just gripped it and threw it. I wasn’t going to tell Jason Varitek I didn’t throw a two-seam fastball." Clay Buchholz