Jeff Clement pic

JMB · June 10, 2005 at 12:45 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

Below the “more” tag. Thanks to Jon Wells from the Grand Salami.



35 Responses to “Jeff Clement pic”

  1. Brian Rust on June 10th, 2005 1:01 pm

    Boo Trojans!!!! Go Beavs!!!!

    Here’s hoping Sunday is his last day in THAT uniform.

  2. Brian Rust on June 10th, 2005 1:03 pm

    BTW, you can watch him on ESPN2 Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m., along with the Red Sox’s first-rounder Jacoby Ellsbury in CF for OSU.

  3. Brock on June 10th, 2005 1:05 pm

    GO BEAVERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope Jeff Clement goes Ofer for the next two days, and then goes on a lifetime tear, batting .450 for the rest of his career…hey we all can have fantasies!

  4. Jimmie the Geek on June 10th, 2005 1:07 pm

    I take it that he bats left, throws right?


  5. Colby on June 10th, 2005 1:14 pm

    Do they play Conquest at USC baseball games? I hate that song.

    The USC band once played that damn song 70 times at a UW-USC football game. I counted.

  6. Brian Rust on June 10th, 2005 1:31 pm

    So they got like what, 8 TDs, 8 PATs, 3 FGs, 6 TOs, and 45 FDs that game? Damn, the Huskies must’ve really sucked that year.

  7. Evan on June 10th, 2005 1:35 pm

    Yep – bats left, throws right.

    I can’t remember the last time I saw a lefty throwing catcher.

  8. Pat on June 10th, 2005 1:35 pm

    He has The Good Face.

  9. David J Corcoran on June 10th, 2005 1:36 pm

    I feel like I need to say something about the University of Michigan here, but I can’t figure out how.

  10. Russ on June 10th, 2005 1:48 pm

    Anyone else reminded of the scene in Field of Dreams when Ray’s dad turns around at the end of the film?

    Let’s hope that Clement is the answer to our dream of a catcher who can hit beyond his weight.

    Rivera not withstanding, you just know that’s not going to last.

  11. Evan on June 10th, 2005 1:58 pm


    Michigan is home to the largest community of Finnish speakers in North America.

    That’s the best I can do, Corco.

  12. Brett Farve on June 10th, 2005 2:12 pm

    As a WSU Cougar displaced to Corvallis, I can honestly say that it is nice when a fellow cellar-dweller has a good year. Go Beavs!

    There … I brought WSU into the mix (and if you want to talk about the Rose Bowl in ’98, go for it!)

  13. tino on June 10th, 2005 2:12 pm

    I’ve always dreamed of having Justin Bateman man the dish for the M’s.

  14. Skippy on June 10th, 2005 2:44 pm

    I always preferred Tina Yothers.

  15. robbbbbb on June 10th, 2005 2:47 pm


    And you won’t. They don’t make catcher’s mitts for lefties. Guys who play catcher grow up playing the position, for the most part, and while you could get one custom-made, it’d cost a fortune. Lefties find it easier to learn to play first base or the outfield.

    There’s some old bit of baseball lore about why lefties shouldn’t be catchers. I’ve heard a number of reasons for it, but none of ’em seem real substantial. For example: I’ve heard is that a righty hitter would get in the way of a lefty catcher’s throws down to second on a stolen base attempt.

    The best reason I’ve heard is that lefties who throw well enough to play catcher either (a) have enough stick to be an outfielder or (b) have more value as a pitcher. Consequently, they get converted.

  16. shirts on June 10th, 2005 2:52 pm

    RE: #5

    Do they ever stop playing that damn song? On TV I thought it seemed to be in the background a little too often. Then the season before last I attended a game at the Coliseum. That damn song is on a continuous loop. I nearly shot myself in the head.

  17. Rich in NV on June 10th, 2005 2:55 pm

    I actually had a lefthanded catchers glove, and remember who I think the last lefthander to catch in a ML game, Tom Pacoriek.

  18. Jon Wells on June 10th, 2005 3:42 pm

    #7 and #15

    Actually, there have been a handful of left-handed throwing catchers in the majors, the last being Benny DiStefano, who caught in 3 games for Pittsburgh in 1989. Mike Squires caught in two games for the White Sox in 1980.

    According to the article below Randy Johnson caught for a while (but not in the bigs). Phillies LHP Chris Short caught in one game in 1961 but it was a manuever by manager Gene Mauch to keep him in the game (he was moved to catcher for one batter). I love that move but it would seem it’d be a lot wiser if you moved the pitcher to an outfield spot rather than catcher! In Piniella’s first year with Seattle he made this move a couple of times — both Johnson and Jeff Nelson moved to the outfield for a batter and then went back in to pitch!

  19. JMB on June 10th, 2005 3:46 pm

    #6, C’mon, you know the score has nothing to do with it. USC could lose 45-0 and they’d still play it 70 times. If they run a running play that gains more than 2 yards, they play it. If the opposing team runs a play and gains less than five yards, they play it. QB takes a knee to end the first half, they play it. Heck, they’re probably playing it right now because I posted the picture.


  20. Jon Wells on June 10th, 2005 3:49 pm

    #17 Actually Paciorek never caught in the majors — but his older brother was the best hitter in baseball history (among players who only played in one game)…

    In September of 1963 18-year old John Paciorek made his major league debut for the Houston Colt 45’s and batted five times, went 3-for-3 with two walks, scored four times and drove in three runs — and never played in the majors again!

  21. Sulli on June 10th, 2005 3:57 pm

    RE: #5

    Yeah we counted at the Cal USC game 2 years ago when Cal won in extra, and they played it 90 some times before we stopped counting. The damb band played it after Linart threw a pick. Does that make anys sense to anyone, play your fight song after a turnover. I swear it is the only song that the USC band knows.

  22. ajp on June 10th, 2005 4:06 pm

    Ok, #13 and #14, unless we’re playing six degrees of separation, I think one of you has your references mixed up. Justine Bateman was on…whatever that show was starring Michael J. Fox…with Tina Yothers. I think Justin Bateman may be her brother.

    Yes, I am a child of the seventies. Yes, if any of you have a spare life, I could use one.

  23. Roger on June 10th, 2005 4:07 pm

    Things make may changed in the last 20 years, but there’s as good an explanation as any…

  24. The Ancient Mariner on June 10th, 2005 4:31 pm

    Family Ties. And Justine Bateman’s brother’s name was Jason.

  25. Cynic on June 10th, 2005 4:33 pm

    tom paciorek batted and threw RIGHT-HANDED… and he was one of those pretty boys who, as soon as he got to the dugout, ALWAYS removed his hat so the ladies could see his beautiful mane… useless info, i know… but that’s the kingdome memory

  26. tino on June 10th, 2005 5:23 pm

    Ah, Jason Bateman. Looks like we both have our references messed up.

  27. Mike Bannan on June 10th, 2005 5:29 pm

    Move of Boonie, theres a new hottie in town!!!!!!! Break me off a piece of that!!!!!!!!

  28. Skippy on June 10th, 2005 5:47 pm

    No, Tina Yothers was the correct reference to Justin[e] Bateman.

  29. mr kenny on June 10th, 2005 6:18 pm

    is it me or is that a tiny catcher’s glove >.

  30. Kelly M on June 11th, 2005 2:20 pm

    The glove is either tiny, or the dude is HUGE.

  31. Matt on June 11th, 2005 8:19 pm

    As a Mariners fan and a former USC band member I’d like to say, the USC band knows A LOT more than their more famous set of songs (Fight On, Tribute to Troy and Conquest). Tribute to Troy is the somewhat repetitive one played the most often (an average of 40 times a game) while Fight On is generally for post scoring plays (and whenever else the insane director chooses). Conquest is reserved for when the game is well in hand/any victory.

    W/R/T the band at USC baseball games, we played at a few home games when I was a freshman but never at road games. The travel budget only goes so far and more of it is applied to football and basketball. Plus it’s been summer vacation in USC land for a month now so rounding up 30 or so people to go to a couple baseball games in Oregon is not high on the priority list.

    Anywho, Fight On and go Mariners!

    Lick the Beavers!

  32. spencer on June 12th, 2005 6:55 pm

    this kid is amazing my borther playd with him in high school i was at the game when he broke the high school record hes amazing

  33. Jurgen on June 12th, 2005 11:41 pm

    Man, that kid looks like he could sell some jeans!

  34. iowa Chinripper on June 17th, 2005 9:49 am

    I Played for his dad a Marshalltown High School back in 1980-82 he was a great coach. I saw Jeff tie Drew Hensons high school home run record at 70 HR’s. It was a double header and I would bet he was pegged 4 times and walked the rest. All but the time he ripped one to right feild. He is a great pick up for the M’s.

  35. Will on June 19th, 2005 9:04 pm

    Jeff was 8 when my son was 9. They were on the same Pee-Wee All-Stars team. Jeff batted 3rd, my son batted 4th. Jeff steps up to the plate, remember, he’s 8, he jacks it over the center field fence. I grew up on those fields myself. I had never seen an 8 year old hit a home run.

    This isn’t T-ball, another 9 year old pitched the ball. Clement hit it over the center field fence. I remember a parent in the stands going around and kicking around the weeds to find the ball. He brought a ball back and gave it to Jeff’s dad.

    I felt then that the kid was going to go somewhere. He spent a ton of time in the cage. He deserves all that he receives because of his hard work.