wow. august already.
i don't know, shen; i think he's gonna pitch. don't know where but he certainly SEEMS not to be ruling out boston.http://boston.redsox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060403&content_id=1381403&vkey=n ews_bos&fext=.jsp&c_id=bos
How much is nostalgia tugging at him to give it one last try in the place his legend began?
"Obviously, Boston is one of the teams I have a fondness for. It's really a home for me," said Clemens. "The other three teams are in the situation ... really every stop that I've been at, they've been great for me and I feel like I've in turn given them every bit of my effort. Again, I told Theo, I'm going to come up and watch a game or two before the summer gets too long and basically just get out of these guys' way."
Clemens, who has always consulted his family when it comes to his career, said that they'd warm to a return to Boston if that's what he chose to do."I can tell you that my two little ones are even warming up to that,"
Clemens said. "They're starting to make comments now that baseball season is getting under way. You can ask Deb, she had tears in her eyes watching the video they brought down, too. Boston is very special to us, no doubt about it."
Special enough to give up the comfort of retirement for another long grind through a baseball season? That is the question Clemens just can't answer at this point.
He has been impressed by his dealings with the Red Sox, a team that has a completely new front office and ownership than when he last pitched for the club.
"[Epstein] gets to the point, John Henry, the same thing, I totally understand it," Clemens said. "Like I said, it would be a huge commitment on my part, also. They're making a great commitment, and I appreciate it very much. Theo just said, 'I appreciate you coming by, I know you have decisions to make and we don't want to force your hand, but we're ready to talk if that door opens.' "