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Roger Clemens signing with an independent league may only be the beginning of his comeback
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It was widely reported earlier today that Roger Clemens will make a comeback to baseball with the independent league Sugar Land Skeeters. However, more details are starting to emerge from the workout that landed him the gig, which Clemens reportedly hit 87MPH with his fastball. Apparently, the Sugar Land Skeeters weren’t the only team in attendance to watch the 50-year old pitch. According to Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle, the Houston Astros were also in attendance:
The Astros were present at Roger Clemens’ workout today. Scouting director Mike Elias saw him throw according to a source.
— Zachary Levine (@zacharylevine) August 20, 2012
Furthermore, Ken Rosenthal, a well-respected MLB insider, was told by a Sugar Land executive, formerly of the aforementioned Astros, to not rule out a comeback for Clemens to the majors:
Tal Smith, former #Astros prez and current Sugar Land exec, said of potential big-league comeback by Clemens: “I wouldn’t put it past him.”
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) August 20, 2012
Clemens has already pitched for the Houston Astros in his major league career, and with their abysmal record, a league-worst 39-83, a ticket-grabbing acquisition of Clemens can’t be ruled out.
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You may have heard that at the age of 50, Roger Clemens is making a comeback in the world of professional baseball. Granted, it’s not for an MLB team, but it is for Texas’ Sugar Land Skeeters, a pro ball outfit based in conveniently, Sugar Land, which apparently is just outside of Houston, where I [...]
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7-time Cy Young award winner and recently acquitted Roger Clemens will be returning to the mound Saturday. The 50-year old Clemens is scheduled to start for the Sugar Land Skeeters this weekend, his first professional pitching appearance since 2007. Here are details: The news was first broken by Mark Berman of Houston’s Fox 26 and he reports that [...]
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ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Roger Clemens thinks any talk about a return to the majors is premature.
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General manager Jeff Luhnow said Tuesday the Astros sent a scout to look at Clemens and left-hander Scott Kazmir, who also plays for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. Clemens is to make his first start on Saturday...
Roger Clemens signing with an independent league may only be the beginning of his comebackPhoto Credit: Keith Allison/flickr.com/Creative Commons
It was widely reported earlier today that Roger Clemens will make a comeback to baseball with the independent league Sugar Land Skeeters. However, more details are starting to emerge from the workout that landed him the gig, which Clemens...
Roger Clemens is making a comeback of some sorts.
Roger Clemens signed a contract on Monday to play for the Sugar Land (Texas) Skeeters of the South Atlantic Independent League. The 50 year-old pitcher last appeared in MLB for the New York Yankees during the 2007 season.
There are several images that come to mind:
New York Yankees announcer Suzyn Waldman infamous gushing over the return of Clemens in the owners box.
7 Cy Young...