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    Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    Signs a deal with Sugar Land of the Atlantic League.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/82...skeeters-texas

    Now he'll see what he has left for the Skeeters, who play in the Atlantic League. He joins a roster that includes former major league pitchers Tim Redding and Scott Kazmir and Jason Lane, a teammate of Clemens' on Houston's 2005 World Series team.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    IMO, this is just a gimmick to increase the attendance at the new Sugerland ballpark. This is pretty close to where Clemens lives, and with the Astros playing like they are, the Skeeters have a pretty decent shot at a solid attendance boost.
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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    IMO, this is just a gimmick to increase the attendance at the new Sugerland ballpark. This is pretty close to where Clemens lives, and with the Astros playing like they are, the Skeeters have a pretty decent shot at a solid attendance boost.
    I'm sure for Sugar Land you're probably right. Hard to say what Clemens' motivation is for doing it, though.
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Brutus View Post
    I'm sure for Sugar Land you're probably right. Hard to say what Clemens' motivation is for doing it, though.
    He's got friends in the organization, he's got friends in the business community around the ballpark, he's got friends and neighbors in the area who would just like the excitement. He certainly doesn't need the money, the experience or the publicity. Add to the fact that he's probably bored right now not doing anything, and figured what the hell.
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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    I wonder what the Atlantic League's testing policy is?
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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    I wonder what the Atlantic League's testing policy is?
    "Smoke 'em if you got 'em"
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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    He's such a warrior.

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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    Have fun, Roger.

    Can't fault a guy for that!

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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    There was a headline that said Clemens was risking resetting his HOF clock.

    Any chance he's trying to push the vote down the road?
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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    There was a headline that said Clemens was risking resetting his HOF clock.

    Any chance he's trying to push the vote down the road?
    That can't be true can it? Rickey Henderson went in the same year he was still playing independent pro ball didn't he?

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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Wonderful Monds View Post
    That can't be true can it? Rickey Henderson went in the same year he was still playing independent pro ball didn't he?
    The clock is only reset if he signs a deal with a Major League club. Signing with an independent club doesn't jeopardize his HOF clock.
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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    There was a headline that said Clemens was risking resetting his HOF clock.

    Any chance he's trying to push the vote down the road?
    Very well could be. I heard a rumor from a friend that Clemens is interested in signing with a contender to go in their bullpen. Not sure if it's true or not, but it would make sense. Time is probably the best thing for Clemens.

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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1 View Post
    Time is probably the best thing for Clemens.
    I hope "his people" do not recommend lying until he gets a great book deal to come clean.
    Small market fan... always hoping, but never expecting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edabbs44 View Post
    He's such a warrior.
    Lol.

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    Re: Roger Clemens, 50, back in baseball

    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    There was a headline that said Clemens was risking resetting his HOF clock.

    Any chance he's trying to push the vote down the road?
    I agree. I think that is exactly what he is trying to do. He wants to prove he can still pitch by playing in the independent league, then sign with an MLB team. The goal is to push his HOF eligibility 5 years down the road. By then another PEDs cheater will have been elected and his bumpy road will have been smoothed somewhat. He wants to make sure he gets voted in the first time he is eligible. It is an ego thing.


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