You're essentially saying that CC has a finite number of prime innings over his entire career, and it doesn't matter how many of those he uses up at once.
He didn't have it today against the Tigers. 3.1 IP; 10 hits; 6 runs (all earned); 1 K; and a 6.48 ERA.
If I'm not mistaken, that's from the same Barry Manilow essay I quote in my sig.
Why would anyone other than A-Rod celebrate his 661st HR? It's not a record, it's a milestone (passing Mays) that earns A-Rod a $5 million bonus.
Are you on Verizon?
Of course; everyone recognized his high talent as a hitter. But not high character. The hitting talent made him a great trade chip, and I think his flaws