The Roger Clemens Comeback Tour Continues
Roger Clemens claims he's not coming back to major league baseball this season. I don't think anybody really believes Clemens when he says he's not coming back to the majors, otherwise this whole thing doesn't make sense.
Roger Clemens returns to action again tonight.
If he's not coming back, then why else go through the motions of getting back into pitching shape? Why put on a uniform and go back on the mound at 50 years of age and try to throw a fastball? Pitching's not an easy thing for young guys to do, and it can't be easy for a guy who hasn't pitched since 2007 to pull off.
So we've done some thinking, and here are some reasons we think he's making this comeback attempt that will end with him pitching for the Astros at the end of this season.
15. He wants to share his vast pitching knowledge with those youngsters Jason Lane, Tim Redding and Scott Kazmir.
14. He knows the Houston Chronicle is having circulation problems. So he figures that everybody's fascinated with the life of Roger Clemens, and he knows the Chronicle will print whatever he wants them to print, so he gets some great publicity while helping the Chronicle increase its circulation.
13. The pinstripes of the Astros uniform are slimming and he figures this will make it look like he's lost a lot of weight and is in really great shape.
12. He's hoping that someone will give him another Hummer if he makes it back to the majors.
11. This way, Paul Simon doesn't have to write a song with the lyric "where have you gone, Roger Clemens, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you" because, if Clemens keeps coming back, he can never disappear, which means a nation won't be asking where he's gone.
10. He's sick of ESPN's Tim Tebow obsession, so he figured his comeback would shift ESPN's obsession focus from Tebow onto himself.
9. If Andy Pettitte can come back, then damn it, Roger Clemens can come back.
8. This is part of Rocket's continuing quest to keep his kid Koby employed in baseball. Rocket convinced the Astros to draft Koby instead of going after somebody with talent, and now that Koby's season buried in the Blue Jays minor league system is finished, he's coming back to Sugar Land to catch his dad.