Writers Bloc: On Clemens, Cubs and interleague

Updated: June 9, 2003, 11:23 AM ET
By Jim Baker

  • Is Roger Clemens not talking about getting yanked from Saturday's loss to the Cubs because he's hacked off and is trying to be diplomatic? Or his he not talking because he has a hacking cough and really isn't up to it? Tyler Kepner of the New York Times has a report on the pitcher as Clemens prepares for another go at win No. 300.

  • Two wins over the vaunted Yankees -- Saturday's epic and last night's close call -- what do they mean for the Cubs? Rick Morrissey of the Chicago Tribune wonders if they do not represent some kind of turning point for the club.
    Jim Baker is an author at Baseball Prospectus and a frequent contributor to Page 2. You can e-mail Jim at bottlebat@gmail.com.