In what Clemens is already calling a start based purely for the fans, you have to wonder if he’s setting it up for that in case he gets embarrassed on the mound. Clemens is arguably one of the games best pitchers to ever play. But why now? Why come back at 50- years old? There’s nothing left to prove. With 354 career wins, Clemens is eligible for the Hall of Fame next year. With the steroid allegations and recently escaped perjury charges, it’s yet to be determined if he’ll actually receive the votes to be inducted.
It will be interesting to see what “The Rocket” still has left when he takes the mound this Saturday. Based on this video, he doesn’t look all that rusty.