It’s been a wild week for Roger Clemens.
In less than 7 days 50-year-old Clemens signed with the Sugarland Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, warmed up by playing in a over-50 year old softball game in Houston, joined the team, signed a few autographs & kissed some babies and tonight it culminated with his first professional start since September 2007.
The Rocket says his weekend start in the minors shouldn’t be viewed as a prelude to a big-league comeback but it’s good to see him back on the mound. As we did with his old friend Andy Pettitte, here is a look an insiders looks at The Rocket’s comeback to baseball.
Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012
Roger Clemens speaks during a press conference to announce his signing with the Sugar Land Skeeters Minor League Baseball Team at Constellation Field, in Sugar Land. Clemens, an All Star and seven time Cy Young Award Winner, will make his start for the Skeeters this Saturday, August 25.
Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012
Roger Clemens takes part in the Harris County Senior Softball league’s over-50 men’s softball game at Bayland Park, in Houston.
Friday, Aug. 24, 2012
Sugar Land Skeeters pitcher Roger Clemens attends his first game as a Skeeters player against the Bridgeport Bluefish in Sugar Land, Texas. Clemens, a seven-time Cy Young winner, signed with the Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League this week and is expected to start for the minor league team Saturday at home against Bridgeport.
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