ESPN Classic will show Roger Clemens' return to the pitching mound for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday as the The Rocket mounts a comeback of sorts.
It isn't often that someone of Clemens caliber and age mounts a comeback, and ESPN is pulling out all the stops for coverage. Kevin Dunn of ESPN's Longhorn Network and baseball analyst Danny Graves will call the game with help from reporter Jayme Lamm.
The network will have a pregame interview with Clemens, in-game interviews with Skeeters manager Gary Gaetti and team adviser/former Astros president Tal Smith, as well as a post-game interview with Clemens on Baseball Tonight.
Clemens last pitched in 2007, and his retirement has been of the relaxing sort. He's spent a good amount of time in front of Congress as a face of baseball's steroid scandal, and was even charged with perjury for his testimony to Congress in 2008. He was acquitted of those six charges in 2011.
He is eligible for his first Hall of Fame vote this year, but if Clemens makes a major league roster, his five-year clock resets. The 50-year-old pitcher insists he is doing it for fun, but that isn't stopping the Kansas City Royals from scouting Clemens today.
Coverage begins at 7:05 p.m. ET on ESPN Classic, with cut-ins on ESPNews for every inning Clemens pitches.
Online Streaming Coverage:
The entire game will be streamed on ESPN3.com starting at 7:05 p.m. ET.
KTHT (97.1 FM) - 7:05 p.m. ET
HoustonEagles.com and TheNew93Q.com will also stream the radio broadcast live.
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