Okay, I was all geared up for Rocket Roger to get his 300th win today also, but when it became pretty apparent early on that he didn't have it today, they should have yanked him, not let him stay in the game to give up 8 earned runs and throw 133 pitches. If he wasn't shooting for 300, they'd have yanked him much earlier.
As long as I'm complaining, I'll add that the ESPN announcer, I think it was Rick Sutcliffe, who said that they should let Clemens throw 170 pitches if needed, is a raving lunatic.
First announcer: "How many pitches should they let Clemens throw today?"
Sutcliffe (I think): "Oh, they could go up to 170."
First announcer: "170?! Are you serious?"
Sutcliffe (I think): "Oh yeah. Clemens has probably already had games where he threw 155-160 pitches in his career. He could throw 170 if needed."
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'