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Will Roger Clemens ever pitch in the majors again? [Poll]

August 21, 2012|By Chuck Schilken
  • Roger Clemens, 50, plans to pitch in the minors. Could he become the oldest pitcher ever to win a major league game?
Roger Clemens, 50, plans to pitch in the minors. Could he become the oldest… (Chip Somodevilla / Getty…)

Roger Clemens will attempt to make a comeback at age 50 after signing with the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League on Monday.

Does this mean we eventually will see the once-dominating pitcher back on a major league mound?

That's a question with several layers. First of all, what are Clemens' intentions with all of this? Is it just for fun -- as one of Clemens' agents, Randy Hendricks, suggested in an email to USA Today on Monday -- or does the seven-time Cy Young winner have bigger things on his mind?

We also don't know how good he will be. People close to Clemens say he's in great shape and looking like his former self. But, still, he has been away from the game for five years away.

And he's 50. Jamie Moyer was 49 when he became the oldest starting pitcher to ever win a major league game earlier this year. To save you the trouble of doing the math, that would make Clemens the oldest ever if he did, in fact, start and win another game in the majors.

And, of course, we have to ask: Would any major league team want him? In addition to his age, Clemens comes with a lot of baggage, even though he has been acquitted of charges he lied to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs.

So what do you think? Will "The Rocket" end up in the majors again? Vote in the poll, then leave a comment explaining why you voted the way you did.


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