The relationship between Roger Clemens and the Houston Astros continues to be a close one. Clemens did spend three seasons pitching for the Astros (2004-2006), but he remains tied to his hometown MLB team with his role as special assistant to general manager Jeff Luhnow.
Clemens showed up at Astros camp in Kissimmee, Fla. on Tuesday, and while he did say that he intends to throw some batting practice at some point, the footwear Clemens was sporting was the talk of camp.
Referring to a pair of garish blue cowboy boots on his feet as “the ‘Luv Ya, Blue’ Oilers,” Clemens proudly displayed the boots that came as part of a gift bag received by players at the 1986 All-Star Game in Houston, the first of 11 Midsummer Classics Clemens attended.
Oh my. Those are certainly…something.
Clemens explained his affinity for the interesting cowboy boots by saying, “I’ve re-soled ‘em three times. They’re comfortable – and the rodeo’s coming, so I’ve got to break ‘em out.”
Well, if the rodeo is comi