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Rafael Palmeiro makes Independent debut with Sugar Land

Rafael Palmeiro was once a Hall of Fame shoo in. After a steroid scandal nearly destroyed his career and all but ruined his chances at immortality, Palmeiro has taken the field one more time. As reported by the Houston Chronicle this past Friday, the fifty-year-old Palmeiro took the field for the Independent Sugar Land Skeeters and went 2-4 with an RBI. Why is Palmeiro, a 20...
Via The GM's Perspective
September 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Palmeiro father-son combo powers Skeeters

SUGAR LAND, Texas (AP) Rafael Palmeiro teamed with son Patrick to help the Sugar Land Skeeters beat Camden 10-4 on Friday night in the Atlantic League. Playing their first game together after the 50-year-old Rafael signed Thursday, the father-son combination went 4 for 9 with five RBIs. Rafael went 2 for 4 as the designated hitter, driving in a run with a single in the fifth inning...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Palmeiro stages a comeback alongside son

It’s been a long time since we’ve seen Rafael Palmeiro. Matter of fact, the former big leaguer has been virtually invisible since he last swung the lumber in the Majors a little more than ten years ago. Until now. Thursday, the Sugar Land Skeeters announced that the 50-year-old slugger would be joining the team for their final three games of the season. Palmeiro’s son Patrick...
Via Hall of Very Good
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Palmeiro 'a little nervous' about upcoming Sugarland Skeeters stint

On Thursday, word broke that longtime MLB star Rafael Palmeiro has signed a deal with the Sugarland Skeeters of the Independent League. The 50-year-old four-time MLB All-Star signed on as a publicity stunt so he can play alongside his son Patrick, an infielder on the Skeeters. As quoted by the team's official press release announcing the news, Palmeiro expressed excitement about...
Via Fox Sports
September 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Palmeiro gets three-day contract from Sugar Land Skeeters to play with son

“I am going to play with my son. Period,” said former All-Star slugger Rafael Palmeiro as he wagged his finger at Sugar Land Skeeters management during an official hearing. Or something like that. Whatever the case may be, the 50-year-old Palmeiro is coming out of retirement to join the Skeeters, a pro team in the independent Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, on a three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Palmeiro signs with independent club to play alongside son

NEW YORK -- Rafael Palmeiro has signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League and plans to play alongside his son Patrick for the remainder of this season, which ends Sunday. Palmeiro, 50, was a four-time All-Star who played for the Chicago Cubs (1986-88), Texas (1989-93, 1999-03) and Baltimore (1994-98, 2004-05). He hit .288 with 569 homers and 1,835 RBIs...
Via AP on Fox
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Rafael Palmeiro coming out of retirement to play in game with son

Don’t call it a comeback. Seriously, don’t. It’s been a decade since 50-year-old Rafael Palmeiro donned a baseball uniform, but he’s coming out of retirement in order to play in one ballgame with his son. The Sugar Land Skeeters, no strangers to publicity stunts tied to making unconventional signings, announced in a press release that Palmeiro has been signed for the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
September 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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