The date is not April 1.
Roger Clemens (who should be referred to as "Hall of Fame pitcher Roger Clemens" next year, though it probably won't happen) signed with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League and is scheduled to pitch on Saturday (Aug. 25), according to Kristie Rieken of the Associated Press.
Clemens is 50 years old and, as a famed workout freak, is presumably still in great shape. But what is the legendary pitcher thinking with this decision? Does he not care about tarnishing his legacy even further? Is becoming a potential laughing stock of no consequence to him?
Apparently not. This is really happening, and we can only speculate as to why Clemens is going through with this. Actually, that's exactly what we're going to do here. We're going to speculate on the reasons why Clemens is going to pitch for a team whose mascot is a mosquito. Not all of these nine reasons are serious. And really, how could they be?