The Baseball Desert

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Return of the Rocket

It's official - Roger Clemens has come out of retirement to sign a one-year deal with his hometown team, the Houston Astros. I guess I should feel a little cheated that I got all emotional over his final start at Yankee Stadium and his 'last-ever game' in Game 4 of the World Series, but I don't, because I like Clemens, and I'm happy to get the opportunity to see him pitch again. It'll be interesting to see how he fares in the National League, but his arrival does mean that the Houston rotation is shaping up nicely for 2004, with Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Wade Miller and Roy Oswalt in the top four spots. The Astros could definitely be a team to watch in the NL Central.