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Clemens wants to retire but nobody will let him

Rocket boost? Clemens says he's 'failing at retirement'

Clemens doesn't seem to have a very good attitude about playing baseball.  I think he's just trying to drive his price up by pretending that he really doesn't care if he plays or not.  It will probably also save his pride if he doesn't get offered the $22 million he's expecting.  He can just say "I didn't want to play anyway, just let me retire already".  I doubt anybody is begging him to play on their team with this type of attitude, but I'm sure he'll end up with one of those teams from the North East.

"I think if it wasn't for more than a handful of phone calls from my teammates, not only my teammates here, but in Houston and the guys in Boston, I don't think I'd take it to heart as much," he said. "It would be real easy to step away and be done with it."

So a few friends call you and can't retire, even though you are dying to get out of the game?

"I probably threw 45 minutes of BP on Monday and again on Tuesday," he said. "It's supposed to be good for your heart. I'd rather have a glass of wine."

Seriously have a nice big glass of shutthehellup.

"None of the teams are interested in seeing me before May, and that's great," he said. "I don't have an interest in playing right now in May."

You know it's your choice.  You don't have to play at all, if you are this lazy.

"You put your body through a lot of punishment and then you come up one game short, like we did last year, for me it was a waste of time," he said. "When you don't have the opportunity to go to the playoffs and have a chance to win, it's a waste of time for me. At this stage and point in my life and career, that's all you're looking for."

Waste of time?  Why don't you just wait until the end of the season, see who makes the playoffs, and then sign with one of them.  Then you don't have to waste your precious time.

"I'm sure they're going to be beating on me pretty hard," Clemens said.

...and if it wasn't for them, you'd be happy to retire, yeah, we've heard it.

"I hope that they all get off to a great start and I can just fade away and come and watch some ballgames up here," Clemens said. "I don't think that's going to happen."

It's obvious you don't have the desire to play, just retire already.  Either that or stop complaining.