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Beckett pitches like Clemens Jr.

Josh Beckett used to pretend he was Roger Clemens while growing up. Now he's pitching like the retiring Yankee.

Originally Published: October 21, 2003
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

MIAMI -- For the first three weeks of the postseason, the matchups seemed magical and baseball, suddenly, could do no wrong. There were compelling story lines everywhere.

Then, the Cubs and Red Sox fell by the wayside and something was lost.

Now, as further indication that baseball's timing is off, Josh Beckett and Roger Clemens will miss each other by a game, two pitching marvels passing in the night. Beckett, the 23-year-old ace-in-waiting, will pitch Game 3 Tuesday night for ...

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