It’s been a while since Roger Clemens has made the papers. Perhaps the torch has been passed, as Koby made headlines, and just like dad, not for anything he did on the diamond.
Koby Clemens, Mark Ori and Jimmy Goethals were arrested early Sunday morning after several members of the Salem Avalanche baseball team spent Saturday night at a popular Salem restaurant.
According to the news release, police were dispatched to a disturbance in the restaurant’s parking lot at 2 a.m. on Sunday and, upon their arrival, found approximately 50 people in the lot.
Clemens, a 21-year-old catcher, is the eldest son of seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens. He has hit .268 for the Avalanche this season with 29 doubles, seven homers and 52 RBIs while learning a new position and catching catcalls from fans and media as his father contends with allegations of cheating on his wife, Debbie, and using performance-enhancing drugs during his baseball career.
Meanwhile, Pedroia just keeps on keepin’ on, going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and another run scored. Our elf now has 184 hits, the most for a Red Sox second baseman held since Del Pratt in 1922. If you’re keeping score at home, that was 86 years ago. Why does that ring a bell?
Byrd pitched good enough to win, going seven and giving up four. The win left the Sox an even five games behind the Rays and pushed the O’s to five games away from elimination. Just another reason it’s great to be a Sox fan.