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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by False1 View Post
    This isn't that outlandish a line of thinking as it seems. I wonder if this is part of his rationale.
    The thought formed in my mind before I finished reading the first sentence explaining the news, so yeah I can definitely imagine the comeback being all about the HOF voting timetable.

    I have always felt that the HOF fates for Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds will be linked. One hitter, one pitcher; one AL, one NL; one black, one white. Both with HOF credentials before they started using; both not only prolonging their careers but setting records while doing it; both stubborn in their refusal to acknowledge truths readily apparent to even the most casual observer.

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    There used to be a funny video on Youtube where an old Clemens
    walks into the Yankees GM office and demands a contract.
    Also had a funny bit, concerning George Steinbrenner, which now seems
    kind of sad. Wonder if it's still in circulation .....

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    bonds superior to clemens.
    always reasonable

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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
    I certainly would. I've had this name since the old yankees.com forum days for one reason and one reason alone: Roger Clemens is the man.

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    really bet this is an attempt to get back into the majors
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    I certainly would. I've had this name since the old yankees.com forum days for one reason and one reason alone: Roger Clemens is the man.
    Hey, whatever floats your boat. I never found him a particularly easy player to root for. He seems like a first-class heel.
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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Does he need money, is that why?
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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by BronxYanks45 View Post
    really bet this is an attempt to get back into the majors

    Maybe hiding from the HOF voting?
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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Visbeck View Post
    Maybe hiding from the HOF voting?
    Him pushing back his HOF clock 5 years is the most logical explaination. I don't think you're the first to comment on that point in this thread even.
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    3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K, 0 BB, 37 pitches

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

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    3.1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 2 K, 0 BB, 37 pitches
    I hear that despite his good performance with the Skeeters, he's on the verge of being sent down to the Astros.
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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Coffee View Post
    I hear that despite his good performance with the Skeeters, he's on the verge of being sent down to the Astros.
    That's funny. Only the 'Stros could've lost 2 of 3 to the Mets recently.

    If Clemens can't go 6-7 innings against a bunch of fellow has-beens (or never-weres), then I do hope that Houston's bullpen is ready for a serious workout next month.

    Now we need to avoid telling Suzyn and Piazza.
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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...k_hou&c_id=hou

    "I can tell you right now -- and they would know, too -- that if I was going
    to go do it, I am going to pitch against a contender, that's who I want to knock
    out," Clemens said. "Why would I want to waste my time running around and
    getting in shape. I get over to Minute Maid [Park], I'll crank it up and
    get it over 90 for a contender. We'll knock them right out of the
    playoffs
    . That would be the fun. Pitching against somebody that's not
    in contention wouldn't be any fun for me."
    dude is delusional

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    In his first two starts, he was in the high-80s. I wouldn't be surprised if he touched 90 in short relief.

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

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    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?...k_hou&c_id=hou

    "I can tell you right now -- and they would know, too -- that if I was going
    to go do it, I am going to pitch against a contender, that's who I want to knock
    out," Clemens said. "Why would I want to waste my time running around and
    getting in shape. I get over to Minute Maid [Park], I'll crank it up and
    get it over 90 for a contender. We'll knock them right out of the
    playoffs
    . That would be the fun. Pitching against somebody that's not
    in contention wouldn't be any fun for me."
    dude is delusional
    Well, if he wants a contender to play, Houston's playing 6 vs. STL, and then 3 vs. MIL, and 3 vs. PIT if you still want to consider them WC longshot contenders. I wouldn't necessarily mind seeing if he can back his words.
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    I can just picture his first day

    "Welcome back Roger, first things first you've been "randomly" selected for a drug test."

    "OK well I appeal the results "

    "Buy sir you haven't even urinated yet."

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by StingrayJG View Post
    Well, if he wants a contender to play, Houston's playing 6 vs. STL, and then 3 vs. MIL, and 3 vs. PIT if you still want to consider them WC longshot contenders. I wouldn't necessarily mind seeing if he can back his words.
    He could come back and pitch for the Yankees. We're playing two contenders towards the end of the season ... the Rays and the A's.

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by -tz View Post
    He could come back and pitch for the Yankees. We're playing two contenders towards the end of the season ... the Rays and the A's.
    Sure, I can see why Clemens would want to pitch for the Yankees. The question is why the Yankees would want Clemens to pitch for them.

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    I think he's going to pitch for Houston at least once this season, and it wouldn't surprise me if he pitches well. The question is, if he does do well in 1 start, does that open the door for him to try to pitch a full season next year?

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeefan3783 View Post
    I think he's going to pitch for Houston at least once this season, and it wouldn't surprise me if he pitches well. The question is, if he does do well in 1 start, does that open the door for him to try to pitch a full season next year?
    I hope so.
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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Yankeefan3783 View Post
    I think he's going to pitch for Houston at least once this season, and it wouldn't surprise me if he pitches well. The question is, if he does do well in 1 start, does that open the door for him to try to pitch a full season next year?
    Almost certainly not. He wasn't interested in pitching a full season at 45; I can't imagine he'd want to do it at 51. Unless you mean as a reliever, in which case... still probably not, but I would be less shocked.

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    I wonder if he will have his next appearance against the Somerset Patriots?

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    I bet he'll pitch in the last game of the season. He says he doesn't care about the HOF, but he's clearly lying.....he wants to delay the clock....and Houston's team is a joke anyway

    With them moving to the AL next year I don't see Roger having any interest in coming back for a full season, nor should he. He'll pitch a few innings for the Astros, delay the HOF clock, and call it a career.

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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Sabbathia View Post
    I bet he'll pitch in the last game of the season. He says he doesn't care about the HOF, but he's clearly lying.....he wants to delay the clock....and Houston's team is a joke anyway

    With them moving to the AL next year I don't see Roger having any interest in coming back for a full season, nor should he. He'll pitch a few innings for the Astros, delay the HOF clock, and call it a career.
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    Re: Roger Clemens to make return to baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Black Sabbathia View Post
    I bet he'll pitch in the last game of the season. He says he doesn't care about the HOF, but he's clearly lying.....he wants to delay the clock....and Houston's team is a joke anyway

    With them moving to the AL next year I don't see Roger having any interest in coming back for a full season, nor should he. He'll pitch a few innings for the Astros, delay the HOF clock, and call it a career.
    I, for one, would love to see him pitch again in the bigs.

    People really need to realize that the competition runs through these athletes' blood streams. It's difficult to get rid of. Very difficult.
    If he can get out hitters, why not?

    Good luck Roger!
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