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Tigers Sign Roger Clemens to Replace Injured Kenny Rogers

Now this came out of nowhere and man is this huge.  With Kenny Rogers looking to miss at least three months of the season, the Tigers acted quickly to replace him in the rotation by signing sure thing Hall of Famer Roger Clemens to a one year, $22 million deal.  I guess Clemens figured, why play for the Yankees when you can play for the team that beat the Yankees in the playoffs.  On top of that, the Tigers threw a bunch of money at him and if the Tigers weren’t favorites before, they’re definitely at the top now.  I haven’t heard whether there’s any weird travel clauses in his deal like Clemens had in Houston but regardless, the Tigers rotation just got much more solid.

Last year, Clemens made three or four minor league starts so Chad Durbin will probably fill in for a couple of weeks until Clemens can get back into the swing of things.  Late April at the latest before we see him in a Tiger uniform.  And how cool is it that Clemens might be going for win number 350 in Comerica Park.

This is definitely a historic day in Tiger history.  Mark your calendar.  Better yet, check your calendar.  What day is it?

Wow- this is huge! I must admit I jumped on the Tigers bandwagon toward the end of their regular season, but I’ll definitely be watching their regular season games and this hockey fan is actually excited about the start of baseball season.

Posted by Chisty on April 1st, 2007 at 6:30 am

You got me. I went and looked all over for confirmation of this story. And then I remembered what day it is.

Posted by David Berri on April 1st, 2007 at 7:14 am

Wow. I totally did not get that it was April Fools joke. I feel like a big idiot. haha.

Posted by Chisty on April 1st, 2007 at 8:25 am

Wow I jumped out of my chair, then fell back defeated about three seconds later…..Dang!

Posted by Allen in Ann Arbor on April 1st, 2007 at 11:01 am


Nice job on the joke. This really got my attention when I saw it via RSS Feed.

Posted by TwinsTerritory on April 1st, 2007 at 12:43 pm

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