Posted August 25, 2012

ESPN to televise Roger Clemens’ Saturday start for Sugar Land Skeeters

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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.


3 comments
EugeneSaxe
EugeneSaxe

 

Which is sadder:  his playing, or ESPN televising it?  Isn't it bad enough they inflate kids' egos by televising HIGH SCHOOL football, they have to give Clemens a national stage to boost his?

clemente21
clemente21

Hurting for programming I guess!

BurghfaninCincy
BurghfaninCincy

 @clemente21 

If you've been stuck watching much ESPN, you're aware of how little actual content they have--and how little of the available events they actually cover.  So instead of reporting on teams that aren't on a very small list (Pats, Giants, Pats, Cowboys, Pats, Yankees, Red Sox, Pats, Heat, Pats, Jets, Lakers, Pats, Yankees, Pats, Giants, Pats, Cowboys), they descend from their lofty perch to cover a known 'roider pitching in indy ball.  ESPN has no shame.

 

P.S.  Love the name.  Roberto was my hero as a kid.