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Battle of the ages? Try aged

Billed as a classic matchup for the ages, Clemens vs. Martinez quickly turned into an episode of Jerry Springer.

Originally Published: October 11, 2003
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- And don't be getting any crazy ideas, Phil Rizzuto, or you're next, old man.

With Pedro Martinez pitching against Roger Clemens, we all anticipated a great afternoon in the storied Yankees-Red Sox rivalry Saturday but no one -- absolutely no one -- expected the Jerry Springer Show to break out. As Clemens said after he and the Yankees beat Boston 4-3 Saturday in his final start at Fenway Park, "Gosh, when I told y'all it was going to be festive, I didn't know it was going to be ...

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