I don’t mean to be so negative but for the last twenty years there has not been a single good thing I could say about Randy Johnson. I think the only thing he has ever done to endear himself (aside from the whole 4,000 K’s thing) is scare the hell out of Larry Walker during an all-star game a decade ago. Aside from that one moment, I have always disliked him. Of course, some might say it is the whole “Hispanic” thing but that is bullshit. One of my all-time favorites of any position is Nolan Ryan. The guy was a cowboy all the way but also a true bad ass who would have probably thrown a 95-MPH fastball straight for Jose Canseco’s head if he felt disrespected. Randy? He’s more interested in knocking cameras out of photographer’s hands after joining the New York Yankees.
As far as last night’s achievement, it’s great he passed up the perverted Roger Clemens but it isn’t much of an upgrade and besides, the “Rocket” still has way more victories and a lower career ERA. So, good luck on getting to 5,000 K’s, you have an outside shot but remember, you will always be #2 to the immortal Nolan Ryan.