Although we are disappointed that Roger Clemens will not be joining the Red Sox, we are glad that we went through the process and reconnected as an organization with Roger. We wish him the best of luck with Houston and in the National League. When Roger's career does come to an end, we will welcome him to Fenway Park and will forever consider him to be a legendary and beloved member of the Boston Red Sox.Blech! Shut up already. Why the team feels the need to comment on free agents they didn't sign is beyond me. They did the same thing when Damon went to the Yankees, only worse, they held a press conference.
They sound like the guy who remains friends with the girl he wanted for a girlfriend, but who ended up going out with someone else. Like saying nice things will somehow make it better.
Update: Apparently, the Sox are acting like a jilted teen because they courted Roger like one. Aww, wasn't this a cute idea:
Apparently, the Red Sox appealed to the sentimental side of Roger Clemens more than we know. According to agent Randy Hendricks, the club's final offer to the pitcher who made No. 21 famous in Boston was a one-year contract worth precisely $21,000,021.They also promised to wear Clemens' varsity jacket and write Sox+Roger TLA 4-eva! on each page of Schilling's journal.
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