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Clemens starting for Houston on Sept. 12

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08:17 AM ET 08.31 | The fuse is lit. Roger Clemens is moving closer to returning to the major leagues with the Astros. Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow told CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman that he plans to have a scout watch Clemens pitch [for independent Sugar Land] on Sept. 7. The strong speculation in baseball has been that if all goes reasonably well that night, Clemens will then pitch for the Astros five days later, on Sept. 12 against the Cubs. Clemens, who turned 50 on Aug. 4, last pitched in the big leagues in 2007 with the Yankees. He would be on this December's Hall of Fame ballot, but that eligibility will be delayed for another five years if he pitches for the Astros.

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August 31, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Did they move the **** to Houston?

August 31, 2012  08:37 AM ET

seriously, the name of his minor league team is off limits??

August 31, 2012  09:03 AM ET

****

August 31, 2012  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

seriously, the name of his minor league team is off limits??

wow. go figure.

August 31, 2012  09:15 AM ET

This should be good......50 years old, out of baseball 5 years....

August 31, 2012  09:18 AM ET

This is the chance that Clemens wanted to push the HOF clock back another 5 years hoping that they let steroid cheats in by that point.

August 31, 2012  09:18 AM ET

Hey, if it keeps him out of the HOF for 5 more yrs then I'm all for the comeback.

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August 31, 2012  09:52 AM ET

This is like a circus commercial, come one come all and watch a 50 year old man try to pitch and dazzle the Cubs with all kinds of gadgets.

August 31, 2012  10:11 AM ET

I think he's hoping if he's not on the ballot with all the other cheats, maybe people will forget. He'd be wrong. If he does pitch for Houston, I hope he gets a line drive into his nuts ... what's left of them any way.

August 31, 2012  10:14 AM ET
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This is the chance that Clemens wanted to push the HOF clock back another 5 years hoping that they let steroid cheats in by that point.

Either that's his motivation, or the Astros are looking at a Satchel Paige, sell some tickets, promotion.

August 31, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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This is the chance that Clemens wanted to push the HOF clock back another 5 years hoping that they let steroid cheats in by that point.

Exactly..Clemens knows exactly what he is doing and had this plan all along.

August 31, 2012  10:40 AM ET
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Either that's his motivation, or the Astros are looking at a Satchel Paige, sell some tickets, promotion.

The Astros need anything at this point to put butts in the seats.

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August 31, 2012  11:44 AM ET
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Skeetersit's the name of a minor league baseball team, also slang for mosquito. Why on earth would that word be censored?

The word s_k_e_e_t is also slang for ejaculation, which is probably why it's censored. Pretty stupid if you ask me.

August 31, 2012  12:03 PM ET
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The word s_k_e_e_t is also slang for ejaculation, which is probably why it's censored. Pretty stupid if you ask me.

thank you--I didn't know that, couldn't figure out what was passing through the interns' puny minds.

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August 31, 2012  12:07 PM ET

If Houston lets this dipwad pitch, I hope they lose 120 games next year, and every year for the rest of the century. I don't know why he is worse than the rest of them, but he is.

 
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