Thursday, January 07, 2010
The real definition of hot nuts
This 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.