ESPN to televise Roger Clemens' Saturday start for Sugar Land Skeeters
For those interested (and presumably enough are to warrant the following), John Ourand of Sports Business Journal tweets that an ESPN network will televise Roger Clemens' start on Saturday for the independent Sugar Land Skeeters.
Clemens, 50, says he has been throwing about 87 mph in workouts, and the presumption is that this is the first step in a comeback attempt rather than purely a publicity stunt.
"I'm nowhere close to being ready for Major League Baseball," Clemens told SI.com's Mel Antonen. "I'm been running and working out, but there's a big difference between that and getting ready to pitch in a big-league game. ... I have retired and un-retired a number of times, so I know what it takes." Even if he doesn't think he's close, if Clemens performs well in a couple of outings, it could lead to a September contract with his hometown Houston Astros.