Roger Clemens is slated to take the mound in the Houston Metro area this Saturday, but not at Minute Maid Park. The Rocket has apparently signed with the Sugarland Skeeters of the Atlantic League. It’s independent baseball in Houston’s backyard.
Sugar Land Skeeters president Matt O’Brien and Roger Clemens’ agent Randy Hendricks told FOX 26 Sports that Clemens worked out for the Skeeters today and will sign with the team.
Hendricks and O’Brien told FOX Clemens will start for the Skeeters this Saturday in Sugar Land.
Clemens will join former pennant-winning 2005 Astros teammate, Jason Lane who is also pitching for the Skeeters.
If you haven’t made a trip down to Sugarland to see this team play, it’s worth the drive just for the ballpark alone. Although a hot place for a summer day, the park itself is exceptionally nice and a joy to watch a baseball game in. I have a feeling tickets are going to get MUCH harder to get than for games at Minute Maid Park.
Which 2005 Astro is next?
Terri Schlather (AGirlintheSouth) is the tortured Senior Houston Astros Writer for Aerys Sports. You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow her ridiculous ramblings on sports, vodka and the weeone on twitter @agirlinthesouth.