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Roger Clemens won’t rule out comeback in 2013

Sep 23, 2012, 12:15 PM EDT

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Roger Clemens has shut himself down for the rest of 2012, but he hasn’t completely given up on the dream of one day returning to the major leagues.

The 50-year-old right-hander will be in Kissimmee, Florida with the Astros next spring to fulfill his personal services contract and may be more than just a special instructor if his arm cooperates in workouts leading up to the opening of camp.

Via Zachary Levine of the Houston Chronicle:

“I might be going again here in February or something like that,” Clemens said Saturday. “I’ll be throwing. I don’t think it’s going to be competitive, but you guys know with me, I’m never going to shut the door on anything. Who knows what might happen.”

Clemens threw seven scoreless innings over two starts earlier this summer for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters. The seven-time Cy Young Award winner hasn’t pitched in the majors since the 2007 season.

  1. jxegh - Sep 23, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    As Victor Conte said, only an idiot can be caught today using PED. Clemens could be that person.

    • yahmule - Sep 23, 2012 at 1:48 PM

      The evidence seems pretty clear.

      [IMG]http://imageshack.us/a/img443/1981/clemens.jpg[/IMG]

      • yahmule - Sep 23, 2012 at 1:49 PM

        Well, that sucked.

  2. mazblast - Sep 23, 2012 at 3:59 PM

    If I’m Bud Selig, I make an immediate announcement–

    “Mr. Clemens will be tested every freaking day. Any pitcher on the same staff with Clemens will be tested weekly. Any other player on the same team with Mr. Clemens will be tested bi-weekly. This is being done under the “best interests of baseball” clause, and if the Players Association doesn’t like it, see you in court; and if Mr. Clemens doesn’t like it, too bad, who gives a f**k what he thinks.”

    Clemens is scum, has been scum, even as a YANKEE (ooooooohhhhh!), and will continue to be scum.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 23, 2012 at 4:08 PM

      Yea he’s scum cause he beat your team repeatedly, let me get you a crying towel there slapnuts.

  3. theskinsman - Sep 23, 2012 at 4:29 PM

    Roidger is a lying,cheating POS that only a pinhead would admire or defend. His girlfriend,HGH Andy Pettitt misremembers cheating when it suits him and his scumbag juicing yankee pals. All of them should be banned for life.

    • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 23, 2012 at 10:52 PM

      yet another mut or redsuk fan who cant stop crying cause Roger beat your team like a red headed step child. Guy is the best pitcher in the post ww2 era, case closed

      • jjschiller - Sep 23, 2012 at 11:50 PM

        Case closed, huh?

        What if there was this guy, who pitched at the very same time as Roger Clemens, and put up virtually the same career numbers as Roger Clemens? And suppose he did it with a standard career arc? (ie had his peak season at the age of 28, rather than, ahem, age 42.) And what if that pitcher actually had two of the top 5 pitcher seasons EVER by ERA+?

        I think there might be a case for that guy.

      • dirtyharry1971 - Sep 24, 2012 at 9:16 AM

        And what guy would that be? Please dont say Greg Maddux cause there is no comparison and please dont say Warren Spann either because if you are then you just are not doing your homework before you speak and now you look foolish. Case closed

      • theskinsman - Oct 16, 2012 at 6:51 AM

        Actually, Roidger was among the best- he just cheated his way along thanks to the juice.His post red Sox career is a sham.

  4. nothanksimdriving123 - Sep 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    If I was rebuilding a team, the pitcher I’d most want to lock in for the long haul is definitely Roger Clemens. Wait, what? He’s HOW old? You’re kidding. OK, skip it, we’ll go with Jamie Moyer instead.

  5. Old Gator - Sep 23, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    By all means, make him a special instructor. Let him teach the rookies how to beat the rap.

  6. makeham98 - Sep 24, 2012 at 9:16 AM

    What if, what if, what if . . .

    What if there had been a positive test on Clemens. Oh. there wasn’t.

    What if someone other than a dirty non-credible jock sniffing dealer with the feds ob his case had testified that he gave Clemens peds? Oh, there wasn’t one.

    What if the feds could convict such an obvious liar of perjury or lying to Congress? Oh, they couldn’t.

    You hate Clemens, you believe he should be smeared by any means necessary.

    God bless America. Try getting some credible evidence. No matter what you may want to believe, it was a garbage case.

  7. personalspaceinvader - Sep 24, 2012 at 9:43 AM

    Just fade away into obscurity already!

  8. orangeclipper - Sep 24, 2012 at 7:36 PM

    Geez. I thought and hoped we were rid of this egomaniac.
    Go away, donkey butt

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