Tag Archives: come back

The Return of Clemens

27 Aug

And we thought we heard the last of Roger Clemens when he avoided being charge with perjury/doping this Spring. Now the 50-year old pitcher has returned to the mound. Saturday was the first day Clemens pitched for the minor league team the Sugar Land Skeeters(yes their mascot is actually a mosquito).

So how did Clemens do after being out of the game for 5 years? He looked pretty good for an old dude. Clemens threw 37 pitches, allowing one hit and topping out at 88 miles per hour. Although Clemens says he’s currently not interested in pitching in the majors again scouts from the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals attended the game.

Clemens is on the ballot this year for the Hall of Fame if he decided to return to the pros, that vote would be pushed back 5-years. I think 5-years is good buffer for people to forget about all the doping controversy, that is unless you dope again. And returning to the major leagues at 50 has steroid need written all over it.

-M

 

 

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Serena Is Back, Baby

5 Jul

She was never really gone in my opinion, but the Serena we all know and love came back with a vengeance Thursday.  She made her way to the Wimbledon final in record-setting fashion by serving 24 aces.  She is also the first player in her 30s to reach the final since Martina Navratilova made it there in 1990.

Serena overcame her opponent, Victoria Azarenka, in straight sets. She will face Agniezka Radwanska in the final on Saturday.  This will be the first Grand Slam final for Radwanska, and she will need all the help she can get if Serena is on her game like this.

Can we all forget about that fluke of a first-round loss in the French Open now? When Serena is on fire like she was during this match, it is fair to say that she is unstoppable.

-K

Linsanity Returns

30 Apr

Since Jeremy Lin was forced to watch the massacre of the New York Knicks by the Miami Heat in game 1 of the playoffs he is attempting to return. Yes you heard correctly Linsanity may come back to save the day again. The only problem is that Lin hasn’t played in over a month due to a knee injury. Coach Mike Woodson is already saying that Lin would have limited playing time to monitor his injury. They also don’t want to injure Lin any further(if only that was the case with Bull’s Derrick Rose). I still believe in miracles so maybe Lin will actually come back and make a difference. He could return as early as game 4.

-M