Pitchers are probably the last person in baseball you would suggest of being soft. They're expected to bounce back stronger after getting shelled in a game and they aren't allowed to fear being hit with a baseball that flies off a bat in the batter's box. But don't put Shawn Estes in that company of hurlers. That's because back in 2003, Estes was deathly scared of Roger Clemens retaliating if he threw at the Rocket in an effort to protect his own teammate because Clemens threatened to drop him if he was pegged while the two had dinner together the night before. Really? Great backbone. We weren't there but we're sure Estes ordered some soft-serve ice cream with his meal.