50-year-old Roger Clemens To Pitch Again
50-year-old Roger Clemens To Pitch Again, The controversial hurler works out with a minor league team and plans to take the hill Saturday. Roger Clemens scheduled to pitch in minor-league game on Saturday, Move over, Jose Canseco.
Make way for Roger Clemens.
Of all the dramatic things we’ve seen this season, the controversial 50-year-old is leaving the courthouse and golf course to make a play for a few more cheers while pitching in a minor-league baseball game in the Houston area this Saturday night.
The news was first broken by Mark Berman of Houston’s Fox 26 and he reports that Clemens will start for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. Berman says that the team put Clemens through a full workout and that his fastball was clocked at 87 mph.
Not bad for someone who spent the last few years dodging perjury charges in federal court. And honestly, he probably can’t do any worse than Scott Kazmir, the former major leaguer who has posted an 0-5 record with a 7.89 ERA for the Skeeters this season.
What’s really crazy is that SB Nation’s Rob Neyer says there’s a rumor that the Houston Astros might be staging a bake-off among the four ex-MLBers on the Skeeters’ roster – Clemens, Kazmir, Tim Redding and Jason Lane (a former Astros outfielder turned pitcher) – and giving a September start to whichever pitcher performs the best. That seems absolutely ridiculous as new GM Jeff Luhnow is trying to change the franchise’s current culture (though with the Astros’ current Triple-A roster, perhaps it isn’t).