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    Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    He will pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent team outside of Houston) on Saturday.

    Unclear whether this is an attempt at a comeback.

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    ...and now the obligatory:


    Rawjah Clem mens is in the Sugah Land Skeetahs owneh's box and he's comin back to pitch foh they Skeetahs.


    Oh, my good goodness gracious!


    Roger Clemens standing right in Peter Kirk, Jon Danos, Brad Sims, & Brooks Robinson's box announcing he is back.

    Roger Clemens is a Sugah Land Skeetah.
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    Cool.

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by justtxyank View Post
    He will pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters (independent team outside of Houston) on Saturday.

    Unclear whether this is an attempt at a comeback.
    Last month I saw the Skeeters play against the Long Island Ducks. Scott Kazmir pitched for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Coffee View Post
    Last month I saw the Skeeters play against the Long Island Ducks. Scott Kazmir pitched for them.
    It's really baffling that Sugar Land is in that league with Long Island, Somerset, Camden, York, Lancaster, Bridgeport, and Southern Maryland

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    Does that effect the clock for his HOF eligibility?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ieddyi View Post
    Does that effect the clock for his HOF eligibility?
    Only if he makes it back to the majors.

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Here is how big of a joke the Astros are..

    Roger Clemens is slated to pitch for the Houston-area Sugar Land Skeeters next weekend.

    Clemens' rotation-mates will include ex-MLBers Scott Kazmir, Tim Redding and pitcher-outfielder Jason Lane. Rumors around Houston suggest that whichever of those four looks the best over the next two weeks will get a shot with the fightin' Astros in September. And if it's Clemens, his Hall of Fame eligibility will be delayed until (at least!) 2018.
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    Well looks like Roger is looking to push his eligibility back 5 years in the hopes that voters will soften their stance on known-users over time
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    Thought he wanted to be a full time family man?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajra21 View Post
    Thought he wanted to be a full time family man?
    He didn't say HIS family.
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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mxylsplk View Post
    Only if he makes it back to the majors.
    Are you sure? I thought I remembered Warren Spahn's eligibility got pushed back a few years because he played some minor league games in 1966 and 1967. Spahn didn't make the HOF until 1973 even though his last MLB game was 1965 and he was a no-brainer HOFer.
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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    I was going to post this in "Interesting Baseball News Items that Do Not Warrant Their Own Thread" ... but maybe it does!

    Anyway, here's a quote from Girardi:

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2012/08/2...ist-felt-good/

    • The Associated Press reported today that Roger Clemens has signed to play with the Sugar Land (Texas) Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League and is expected to start for the team on Saturday. His agent told the AP that Clemens’ fastball is at 87 mph. “Guys love to play,” Girardi said. “It’s in our blood. If he still feels he can play and pitch and enjoys it, I know it’s not at the big league level, but God bless him.”

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    In related news, I scratched my balls today...


    ...with icy hot.
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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by hellonewman View Post
    Are you sure? I thought I remembered Warren Spahn's eligibility got pushed back a few years because he played some minor league games in 1966 and 1967. Spahn didn't make the HOF until 1973 even though his last MLB game was 1965 and he was a no-brainer HOFer.
    Rules change.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warren_Spahn

    His eligibility was delayed, under the rules of the time, by 2 years of token minor league play.
    Today:
    Player shall have ceased to be an active player in the Major Leagues at least five (5) calendar years preceding the election but may be otherwise connected with baseball.
    http://baseballhall.org/hall-famers/...election/bbwaa

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    Possible Game 4 starter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim2nyy View Post
    Possible Game 4 starter?
    I was thinking the new 7th inning man........

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by hellonewman View Post
    Are you sure? I thought I remembered Warren Spahn's eligibility got pushed back a few years because he played some minor league games in 1966 and 1967. Spahn didn't make the HOF until 1973 even though his last MLB game was 1965 and he was a no-brainer HOFer.
    Rickey Henderson played Minor League ball after his last Major League game and it did not affect his eligibility.
    Personally I think it is absurd for a 50 year old to be pitching in professional baseball. Of course it may mean I still have a chance at 55.
    It reminds me of a radio interview with hockey great Gordie Howe, who came out of retirement to play with his sons and was still going at 50. The interviewer asked Howe when he will retire. Howe responded "When I'm eligible for Social Security"

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    surely Clemens can pitch for the Astros

    they're basically a minor league team anyway, why not?

    I'm rooting for the Rocket to make it back to the bigs at age 50, how cool would that be?

    if anyone could do it, it's him
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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Young Steinbrenner View Post
    surely Clemens can pitch for the Astros

    they're basically a minor league team anyway, why not?

    I'm rooting for the Rocket to make it back to the bigs at age 50, how cool would that be?

    if anyone could do it, it's him
    GoRocket!
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    Oh the things I would do to see Clemens make a fool of himself as a September call-up/signing for the Astros in a few weeks.

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    Wouldn't it be funny if Roger tested positive from this return.
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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Chacon View Post
    Well looks like Roger is looking to push his eligibility back 5 years in the hopes that voters will soften their stance on known-users over time
    This isn't that outlandish a line of thinking as it seems. I wonder if this is part of his rationale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDPNYY View Post
    Wouldn't it be funny if Roger tested positive from this return.
    i was also wondering how testing would work for a guy who might only play one game

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    "It was the exact plot of the film Mr. 3000"

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