Roger Clemens Returns to NY Yankees
The Rocket is back in New York!
Roger Clemens will be returning to the Big Apple to pitch for the New York Yankees. He announced yesterday that he agreed to a one year deal, valued at $28 Million dollars, to pitch for the Bronx Bombers. The announcement was made live at Yankee Stadium during the 7th inning of their game with the Toronto Blue Jays. The Yankees public address announcer asked the fans to turn their attention to the owners box, where Clemens was standing with a microphone to make it official.
The good news could not come at a better time for the Yankees, who’s record has been under .500% the whole season. The Yanks will now boast a formidable rotation of Mike Mussina, Chien-Ming Wang, Andy Pettitte and Roger Clemens. And they’ll get Phil Hughes and Carl Pavano back at some point this season. So if the Rocket can hold up, he turns 45 this Summer, and live up to the pressure on NYC – then fortunes could be on the rise for the Yankees.
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In Boston, Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling responded to the news with this, “It would have been nice to have him, but we didn’t need him – we don’t need him.” Sorry grapes? Perhaps. But it’s just another quote that should serve to amp up the rivalry between the Red Sox and Yankees.
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