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Hey, He Was Crowding the Plate

With football season over, it has occurred to me that I haven’t posted a sports-related blog in a long while, so here goes:

Am I the only one who thinks it’s unusual that (according to USA TODAY) Roger Clemens threw at his own son?

"I figured I’d get strike one on the kid with a fastball, 92, 93 mph, and he runs into it," Clemens says. "So, of course, I was a little pissed. I said, ‘OK, if that’s the way it’s going to be.’ So next time up, I went in on him.

"Says umpiring supervisor Steve Palermo: ‘When I umped, we used to always joke that Roger was so competitive that he’d knock down his own mom. Well, we now know that he’ll at least knock down a family member.’"

…Note to self: Don’t crowd the plate. Roger owns it.

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Mr. Lewis has managed political campaigns and served as director of grassroots for the Leadership Institute, as well as political director for GOPAC. In 2002, Campaigns & Elections magazine selected him as a "Rising Star of Politics." He is the author of "Teaching Elephants to Talk." His blog can be read at

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