Roger Clemens Could Pitch for Houston Astros on Sept. 12
That's right. Clemens would be pitching in a major league game at the age of 50.
There's literally no reason to believe that this is anything but a publicity stunt for both the Astros and Clemens.
Houston is currently 40-90 and in no position to achieve any sort of success at the end of this season. Clemens, on the other hand, is coming off of a start that saw him go 3.1 innings without allowing a run. He reached as high as 88 miles per hour on the gun.
Knobler goes on to speculate that Clemens' comeback could just be an attempt to remove his name from the Hall of Fame ballot, saying "his association with performance enhancing drugs would make his election unlikely."
Honestly, the Astros really don't have much to lose on this one. Clemens would draw big crowds in his home state of Texas, and there's a chance that he might even outperform some of the younger members of the Astros rotation.
He'll likely only make two or three starts if he indeed makes a comeback, so it will be interesting to see the type of length he can give the team. Clemens threw just 37 pitches in his start on Aug. 25.
Brace yourselves, fans—the Rocket may be gearing up to launch yet again.
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