J.R. Ewing must love Roger Clemens. He gets it. They took him out of the old folks home -- Ewing, that is -- and put him back in a fight for Southfork on the new "Dallas." J.R. didn't talk for years, but they couldn't shut him up forever.
Ewing and Clemens -- one big Texan to another -- are making improbable comebacks that will never reach their former glory. But both are defining how they are going to go out, on their own terms.
"Watch and learn," he said, using a walker. (Ewing, that is).
Ewing has his reasons to come back: probably money, relevancy. Clemens is doing it for another reason entirely.
He will leave when he's damn good and ready. That's it. That's his reason.
It's why he's pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters again Friday and -- no matter how many denials or deflections for the moment -- planning to return to the majors next week with the Houston Astros, at 50. It's not that he wants to re-start some stupid Hall of Fame clock or that he misses the thrill of compe...