Found August 27, 2012 on The GM's Perspective:
Roger Clemens was involved in yet another milestone; the most anticipated Independent League game in history.  Clemens, at 50-years-old, is at the beginning of a so-called comeback. If the rumours are true and the Houston Astros are serious about Clemens, it would definitely stir up some excitement and would sell a heck of a lot of tickets.  For the first time in five years Clemens took the hill, this time for the Sugar Land Skeeters, and did what he usually does; held opponents off the score sheet.  He went three and a third, gave up only one hit and struck out two. Obviously the calibre of hitter isn’t the type he is used to facing but, he did what he had to do and got the job done.  There hasn’t been any confirmation on whether he will make another start, but if he does, and is successful, would it not be a bad idea to see what he would be like in a middle-relief role for a team competing for a playoff spot? Would he have enough time to get MLB ready? Would it be worth it to start that Hall of Fame clock over again?  In news that got overlooked, Scott Kazmir was taken off the inactive list and reinserted into the starting rotation.  On Friday night Kazmir took the mound against the Bridgeport Bluefish for the second time this season. He went six innings for the second straight start and allowed four runs on nine hits, struck out two and walked one.  Coming back from an eight plus walk performance in his last start with one is a great achievement. And to do so with the world watching now that Clemens is on the team makes it even more impressive.  Kazmir now sits with a 0-6 record and an ERA of 7.57.  No one said comebacks were easy. Devon is the Founder and Executive Director of The GM's Perspective. He is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies. Currently, Devon is a Manager at a financial institution in Northern Ontario Canada, and can be reached at You can follow The GM's Perspective on Twitter and Facebook. His full bio can be seen here. **Devon is available for hire or freelance opportunities**      

Clemens enjoys memorable, surreal return

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Former New York Yankees Star Roger Clemens Shines in Sugar Land Skeeters Debut Outing

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ESPN Classic and ESPN3 will televise Roger Clemens' comeback tonight

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Clemens makes return to the mound

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Roger Clemens not headed back to the rubber anytime soon

Roger Clemens still had some bite on his fastball, clocking at 88 MPH in his start for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent Atlantic League. Not too shabby for a 50-year-old that is supposedly all-natural. But don’t expect another start out of Clemens anytime soon, Not at this point,” Clemens said when asked if [...]

Clemens Debuts As A Skeeter

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Clemens works into fourth inning

Roger Clemens was back on the mound at age 50, striking out hitters again.

Roger Clemens Sharp in Return to the mound

Video: Somebody took their Vitamin B-12

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"Still the best" - even at age 50

At 50 years old, Roger Clemens said he wanted to have some fun in his latest return to the mound. He did that and more Saturday night before a sold-out crowd. Clemens, one of MLB greatest pitchers in the history of the game, proved "he still got it" - leaving major league scouts and fans alike impressed - and saying - "NOW WHAT?" Clemens received a much deserved...

08-28 Richard Justice and MLB Network Analyst Richard Justice joins Fox Sports Tonight to talk about the latest in baseball news and Roger Clemens future after his minor league return.

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