Chicago On Houston On Rocket
This from this morning's Chicago Tribune, just one of a soon to be rapidly growing crescendo of Rocket news...but for now, this is enough. At least here.........
"Lured back by a chance to help his hometown Houston Astros get back to the World Series, Roger Clemens has decided against retirement. He is expected to sign a contract this week that makes him the highest-paid temp in history, and he could be on a mound for the Astros within two weeks.
Yankees' manager Joe Torre said he didn't expect Clemens to return to New York, where he pitched in four World Series, most recently the 2003 loss to the Florida Marlins.
"Kiddingly, you said things and stuff [about a return to the Yankees], but no, I never really seriously thought he would come to us," Torre said before the Yankees' victory Tuesday night in Detroit.
Torre didn't think Clemens would leave the Astros.
"Houston's just such a perfect fit for him," he said. "He lives there, and Andy [Pettitte] is on the team. That's why he came back before, and the circumstances haven't changed."
***Peter here, and I couldn't agree with Joe more. Bye for now.