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One small step for Rocket; one giant HR for teenager

Updated: June 8, 2006, 5:43 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- Johnny Drennen was California coolin' it two hours before stepping in against the first legend ever to play for the Lexington Legends, Mr. Roger Clemens.

"It's just like facing any other pitcher," the 19-year-old from San Diego said, sounding just cocky enough to believe his silly cliché. "Look fastball, hit fastball."

I rolled my eyes listening to the kid. Two hours later, I was pulling my chin up off my laptop keyboard.

Look fastball, hit fastball, ...

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