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    Clemens: 'Right now, I don't see myself playing'

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    PHOENIX, Ariz. -- Roger Clemens said Monday that he plans to retire after the World Baseball Classic ends later this month, according to a story in Tuesday's edition of USA Today.

    "Right now, I don't see myself playing," Clemens told the newspaper on Monday. "I'm not going to start the season with anyone. I made my mind up. And when I do shut it down, I'll be walking away with a smile on my face. There will be no regrets, because I feel like I've done it the right way."

    Clemens, who turns 44 in August, left himself an out, however. He could sign with a team -- most likely a contender -- later this summer.

    Clemens is scheduled to start for Team USA on Friday against South Africa in pool play in the World Baseball Classic.

    The Houston Astros, Texas Rangers, New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have all expressed interest in Clemens pitching for them. He can't sign with Houston before May 1.

    "It's very flattering that teams still want me," Clemens told USA Today, "but hopefully I can just fade away. I'm going to watch my sons play. I'll see Koby (a third baseman in the Astros organization) play a little bit and get my other one (Kory) out of high school. I'll stay active. There are a lot of things I want to do.

    "But the only thing is if I'm sitting in the stands in Boston, or New York, or somewhere in May, and get the itch again, who knows what will happen?"

    Clemens has 341 career victories and 4,502 career strikeouts. He led the major leagues with a 1.87 earned run average last season for the Astros.

    He still has Houston, Texas, the New York Yankees and Boston pleading for him to pitch. He turns 44 in August, but he led the major leagues with a 1.87 earned run average last season pitching for the Astros.

    "I'm proud of what I've accomplished in this game. I've been real lucky. But a big part of that is the people you meet along the way. Guys like Nolan [Ryan] and [Tom] Seaver and [Don] Drysdale and [Bob] Gibson. I probably talked four to five times with Ted Williams, which I consider special because he didn't like to talk to pitchers. I played nine holes of golf with Mickey Mantle before he passed.

    "I think the boys here, especially the young ones, are going to have the experience of a lifetime."
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    Re: Clemens: 'Right now, I don't see myself playing'

    He'll play
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    Re: Clemens: 'Right now, I don't see myself playing'

    Riiiiiiight.
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    Re: Clemens: 'Right now, I don't see myself playing'

    Leverage.

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    Re: Clemens: 'Right now, I don't see myself playing'

    "Now pitching for the New York Yankees..."
    We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.

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    Re: Clemens: 'Right now, I don't see myself playing'

    I'd have to say there is as much of a chance of him playing this year as there is of a World Series pitcher picking up the barrel of a broken bat and throwing in the direction of a good hitter who hit that pitcher well before that at-bat.

    Surely we will never see a pitcher do something like that (for fear of being ejected, right?)?!??
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

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    Re: Clemens: 'Right now, I don't see myself playing'

    I just wish he'd make up his mind and decide... I'm gettin' kinda sick of hearing this every spring.

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    Re: Clemens: 'Right now, I don't see myself playing'

    Roger Clemens.. (see Barry Bonds 2005)..
    "As long as I have fun playing, the stats will take care of themselves." - Ken Griffey Jr.

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    Re: Clemens: 'Right now, I don't see myself playing'

    I wonder if he likes chili over spaghetti?
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    Re: Clemens: 'Right now, I don't see myself playing'

    I like chili over spaghetti. You offerin'?

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    Re: Clemens: 'Right now, I don't see myself playing'

    Houston or bust, I think. Regardless we're going to hear if he has even the glimmer of a thought about it over the next few months.
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