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Roger Clemens is returning to the Houston Astros, but definitely not as a player this time.
Clemens, 50, who briefly played for the Sugar Land Skeeters last summer and indicated he was interested in a return to the big leagues, will join the Astros as something of a pitching mentor, the Houston Chronicle reported.
"We've got the whole calendar mapped out and we're going to sort of figure out what makes sense," Astrons general manager Jeff Luhnow said Monday. "But the idea is to plug him in in spring training, plug him in throughout the season, and just have him get a lot more involved with our pitchers."
Clemens already had a personal services contract with his hometown team, but hasn't been actively involved with the organization in almost six years.
The seven-time Cy Young winner, of course, had bigger concerns. He was part of a government investigation into performance-enhancing drug use in Major League Baseball and eventually was tried for perjury. He was acquitted last summer, at which point he made his return to baseball.
The Astros could use any help they can get. They've lost 213 games the last two years combined.
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In his first year on the ballot, Roger Clemens received 37.6% of the vote. It's a disappointing total, but he did finish with eight more votes than Barry Bonds. After the results were announced, Clemens took to his Twitter account and responded to not getting the required 75% of total votes needed for election. All things considered, Clemens' response could have been...
Roger Clemens along with fellow roid head Barry Bonds were denied by the MLB Hall of Fame earlier today. Both players were in their first year of balloting. Clemens tweeted out a typical response thanking all of his fans and former teams for everything they had done. The ending was pretty weird though. Clemens went to Urban Dictionary and wrote "Muchie Peachie"...
There's a chance the podium under the chandeliers in the gold-and-ivory-colored Vanderbilt Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will go unused Thursday.
With the cloud of steroids shrouding the candidacies of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and others, baseball writers may fail for the only the second time in more than four decades to elect anyone to the Hall of Fame, rendering a news...
News to us today was the fact that people still give a **** about the Baseball Hall of Fame, specifically black guys. After the announcement came out a little after 2:00 p.m. they went nuts on Twitter. No Bonds, Sosa, Clemens or Piazza making it into Cooperstown today!
@Gooch_FoCray was not impressed: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling no hall of fame??? Pleeease f*ck...
Keep all the cheaters out of our club.
That was the prevailing sentiment from several baseball Hall of Famers who were happy to see Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa excluded from the Cooperstown fraternity Wednesday.
''I'm kind of glad that nobody got in this year,'' former Detroit Tigers outfielder Al Kaline said. ''I feel honored to be in...
For the first time since 1996, Cooperstown will not see any new faces inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The most notable players who did not get the 75 percent vote required to be inducted were Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. This isn’t going to be a surprise to most as they were both [...]
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NEW YORK (AP) Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote, Clemens 37.6 and Sosa 12.5 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall and the Baseball Writers' Association of America...
In the first hour of the Open Mike Program host Michael Cohen takes a look at the shocking vote by the Baseball Writers who decided not to elect anyone to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013, with the faces of the Steroid Era, Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds on the ballot. Sean Bretherick and Daniel Feuerstein of Triple Coverage join the debate.
Open Mike 1-9-13
Open Mike 1-9-13 pt 1
Judgment day has arrived for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa to find out their Hall of Fame fates.
With the cloud of steroids shrouding many candidacies, baseball writers may fail for the only the second time in more than four decades to elect anyone to the Hall.
About 600 people are eligible to vote in the BBWAA election, all members of the organization for 10 consecutive...
Well at least this year. There was plenty of speculation about who if any from the steroid era would be enshrined in MLB’s Hall of Fame. Sports writers told us today that players under the speculation of using performance enhancing drugs were not welcomed in Cooperstown. At least on the first ballot.
Major League Baseball issued the following statement this afternoon regarding...
The Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time since 1996 will have no inductees. This is the first year that most the players who are suspected to be steroid users are all on the ballot. Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens, and Rafael Palmeiro all received less [...]