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FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal offers his thoughts on Roger Clemens' latest comeback attempt.
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This is Ken Rosenthal foxsports.com. With each passing day it becomes more and more obvious that Roger Clemens in Houston Astros are headed -- reunion. Clemens will pitch a game for his home town team this season in September at age fifty. So before this actually happens -- cause stated state. This is an embarrassment in embarrassment for both parties involved. For Clemens it's fairly obvious why is doing. You want to reset this whole thing -- delay eligibility by five years all of that accomplished well it's pretty obvious. Distance himself at least in some regard from the current steroid conversation. And by himself and so that it perceptions often over the next few years perhaps voters will look at him in different way. It's a rather shrewd rather cynical strategy. Ever got to -- it doesn't care about a hall of fame it's rather surprising. Actually he is. -- for the Astros this is no less embarrassing in fact it might be even more embarrassing. We're talking about a team that easily the worst in the majors this season and I spoke with a scout today and saw the Astros recently. And he said he might be the worst teams in the 1962. New York Mets so why do. Astros one Roger Clemens in September. Well it should be fairly obvious the need at the track. And for all the skepticism about Clemens around the country for all the people who were tired of his act. In Houston and Texas to some degree he remains a very popular -- So yes if he pitches -- minute maid park -- yet you about that might be bigger than us are proud even attracting me. Frankly I don't expect Clemens. The plays or anything like that but it will be something different it will change the conversation. Well what new owner Jim crane has seen. With his team this year which is not. Very good. Cynical on both sides embarrassing on both sides something that shouldn't happen but looks like it will sometimes.