The Houston Astros are really, really, really, really x 100 bad. They come into today’s action with a 39-86 record, which is easily the worst record in the game of baseball. They have a team full of Thurman Mermans (losers) who probably wouldn’t be on a MLB roster if it wasn’t for the Astros. Ergo, no one is to coming see the team play. I guess their fans aren’t adopting the lovable loser persona as well as other fanbases. This is why Jim Crane, the Astros’ owner, is all for Roger Clemens returning to the team.
If it goes alright and he comes to us, we’ll talk to baseball about it at length.
“The only thing we don’t want to do is make it a publicity stunt. If we did it, I want to try and take it and turn it into a positive, which would be Roger’s doing it for the good of baseball. The extra proceeds on the game might go to the (Astros’) community charity deal to build (baseball) fields, do something positive out of it.”
Oh stop, bringing back a 50-year old pitcher who just pitched for the Sugarland Ah skeet, skeet, skeet, Skeeters is definitely a publicity stunt. Let’s call a spade a spade here, Jim.
Having said that, I am all for this. I’m very indifferent on Clemens, as I am most PED violators. I still consider him one of the better pitchers in the history of the game, so it would be pretty cool to see him go all Satchel Paige in a meaningless late-September game.
We’ll just have to see how well Clemens does tonight, because these guys are probably worse than a Single-A team.
Clemens last pitched for the New York Yankees in 2007. In 17 starts, he went 6-6 with a 4.18 ERA.