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Roger Clemens on MLB Comeback: 'I Don't See It Happening'

SUGAR LAND, TX- AUGUST 25:  Roger Clemens #21 of the Sugar Land Skeeters  warms up in the bullpen before he pitches against the Camden Riversharks on August 25, 2012 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)
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Zak SchmollAnalyst ISeptember 4, 2012

Wow! Just like that, all of the drama surrounding a Roger Clemens comeback has come to an end. Or has it?

Dan Connolly of The Baltimore Sun is reporting on Twitter that Roger Clemens said of his potential 2012 MLB comeback, "I don't see it happening."

That should close the book on this interesting chapter in the crazy career of Roger Clemens. Even though he was one of the best pitchers of the 1990s, he apparently doesn't want to try to become at least an adequate pitcher for a month in the 2010s.

Connolly also noted that Clemens said that his entire comeback was about "just having fun."

While he may have simply been enjoying himself with the Sugar Land Skeeters, he certainly turned the celebrity spotlight back on himself one more time. And after he turned in a strong performance in his first start out of retirement, we all began to wonder even more whether he still had what it takes to be a Major League Baseball player.

When he announced that he was going to start a second game, I have to admit that I was a total believer in the comeback.

Normally, whenever there is a publicity stunt, it happens once and never again. But Clemens was going to step on the mound for a second time. It seemed like he had another motive.

Given what he told the press, though, and assuming he doesn't decide to all of a sudden pull a complete turnaround, it appears that Clemens is not going to pitch in Major League Baseball in 2012.

 

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