Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Roger Clemens signs with Sugar Land Skeeters

The Sugar Land Skeeters are the newest members of the independent Atlantic League. The started operation this summer in a brand new stadium located in suburban Houston. My son and I were planning to go to a game sometime this summer and when my company offered two free tickets for this Saturday's game, I jumped on them. Yesterday, it was announced that Roger Clemens had signed with the team and would be pitching the game.

2005 Fleer Authentix Hot Ticket Die Cuts #2

 I will admit to being a Clemens fan, even after, or maybe especially after, his acquittal on perjury charges. As lousy as the Astros are today, they did go to the 2005 World Series with Clemens on the mound.

2005 Leaf Sportscasters 25 #42

I was already planning to take lots of photos at the game for a possible blog post early next week. So keep tuned.

2005 Topps Total #230
Clemens has apparently not committed to anything more than this one game. 50 years old, it was reported that his fast ball was clocked at 87 mph in practice. He'll be facing the Bridgeport Bluefish featuring former major league powerhouses such as Luis Figueroa, Shae Hillenbrand, and Joey Gathright.

1 comment:

Chunter said...

That is really cool! Good luck in trying to get some photos of the Rocket!