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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Roger Clemens Will Make 2nd Start For Skeeters

Maddux redux to continue…

Roger Clemens is planning to make a second start for the Sugar Land (Texas) Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, Fox 26 in Houston reported Wednesday night.

In a text message to the television station, Clemens wrote that he will start for Sugar Land on Sept. 7, against the Long Island Ducks. Among the former major league players on the Ducks are Timo Perez and Armando Benitez.

Pitching for the first time in five years, the 50-year-old Clemens tossed 3 1-3 scoreless innings Saturday night for the Skeeters.

...The Skeeters already have sold out of Clemens jersey T-shirts, according to ESPN.com’s Darren Rovell. They are available on the team’s website but backordered.

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   1. Ray (RDP) Posted: August 30, 2012 at 12:50 AM (#4221976)
I am hoping he makes it to the weekend of September 15th to Bridgeport. I have tickets.

But it looks like he may only be doing home games.
   2. Shock Posted: August 30, 2012 at 12:59 AM (#4221983)
Cool.

Timo Perez faced Clemens 11 times in MLB, getting 2 singles. I bet he never expected a 12th at-bat...

Perez hit .409/.500/.727 in 26 PA's against Maddux.:-)
   3. TerpNats Posted: August 30, 2012 at 01:26 AM (#4221992)
Will some MLB team desperate for attention take a chance on him down the stretch, hoping he can pull off a 1978 Jim Bouton-like win or two?
   4. Honkie Kong Posted: August 30, 2012 at 01:59 AM (#4221997)
Timo Perez

I will always remember T.I.M.O for one of all time great blogosphere nicknames.

Edit : Close contest with The Run Fairy from the Cadillac days of chatter.

Another Edit : F-Troop has to be in the discussion too.
   5. Rob_Wood Posted: August 30, 2012 at 03:02 AM (#4222001)
Of course, Timo is most remembered for a baserunning blunder in the World Series.
   6. The Run Fairy Posted: August 30, 2012 at 03:35 AM (#4222003)
   7. Bob Evans Posted: August 30, 2012 at 08:59 AM (#4222074)
I fully expected that my next Timo Perez sighting would be in his obituary some time in the distant future.

I fully expect that my next Timo Perez sighting will be in his obituary some time in the distant future.
   8. Best Regards, President of Comfort Posted: August 30, 2012 at 09:16 AM (#4222092)
I fully expect that my next Timo Perez sighting will be in his obituary some time in the distant future.
Your next Timo Perez sighting will be in the game report on September 7th.
   9. RMc's desperate, often sordid world Posted: August 30, 2012 at 12:55 PM (#4222518)
What? You mean the Astros haven't signed Clemens yet?
   10. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: August 30, 2012 at 01:40 PM (#4222612)
How old is Timo? Let's see, I'm guessing...36? I would say older but if he's still playing for the Ducks.

And the answer is: 37! I was pretty close. How about that.

EDIT: And Timo won a ring with the White Sox. I had totally forgotten that. Those White Sox might be the all-time leader in "Oh yeah, that guy got a ring with them" players. Geoff Blum! El Duque! Carl Everett! Chris Widger!
   11. catomi01 Posted: August 30, 2012 at 01:42 PM (#4222615)
I am hoping he makes it to the weekend of September 15th to Bridgeport. I have tickets.

But it looks like he may only be doing home games.


no way is he going to travel...when I worked with Bridgeport they made concessions to guys like TJ Matthews and Deivi Cruz that they only had to play in a certain number of road games....and those were 4 hour bus trips to NJ and PA....not flights from TX to NY.
   12. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: August 30, 2012 at 01:46 PM (#4222622)
I will always remember T.I.M.O for one of all time great blogosphere nicknames.

What was it?
   13. JJ1986 Posted: August 30, 2012 at 02:57 PM (#4222769)
I think it was "This Idiot Makes Outs" which I always thought was unfair and unnecessarily insulting. "This Individual Makes Outs" is better.
   14. Bob Evans Posted: August 30, 2012 at 04:23 PM (#4222907)
Your next Timo Perez sighting will be in the game report on September 7th.

Oh, no, I won't be trapped that easily next time. I have forewarning.

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