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Old 08-26-2012, 12:46 PM   #21
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I saw reports that he pitched reasonably well. Does he expect that becoming the oldest currently active professional baseball player and pitching like kids half his age will improve his case that he didn't use performance enhancing drugs?
One theory I heard is that if he makes it back to the bigs this year, then the his hall of fame eligibility gets pushed back until he retires again. The thinking is maybe by that time the voters might see him differently.

I can picture Jaime Moyer warming up now to make another comeback to defend his oldest pitcher record . Just did a wiki search Clemens is actually a few months older than Moyer. So, if Clemens makes it to the bigs and wins, Moyer would have to wait for Clemens to retire again. First things first.
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Old 08-26-2012, 03:07 PM   #22
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I would think that LastRoes should spend some money to have him pitch... they would get enough attendance to pay his salary and he might actually win a game for them...
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I saw reports that he pitched reasonably well. Does he expect that becoming the oldest currently active professional baseball player and pitching like kids half his age will improve his case that he didn't use performance enhancing drugs?
I think he's hoping to postpone his initial eligibility for the Hall of Fame, which would start after this season if he doesn't pitch in the majors. If he can pitch to even one batter in the majors this year (the Astros may be interested), his eligibility date would move back 5 years and perhaps he hopes this will mostly have blown over by then.
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