With much credit to you crazy commenters, Roger Clemens announced today that he's returning to the Yankees. I wasn't watching the game, I have no idea what happened ... but The Sports Frog is all over it, and I'm just going to quote the Frog's garyclark:
The Yankees know how to do drama. Roger Clemens just took the microphone from George Steinbrenner's owner's box, and announced to the fans at Yankee Stadium that he's coming back to the Yankees.
They put up on the scoreboard "Roger Clemens is now a Yankee." And the crowd went nuts. This occurred right after everyone sang God Bless America during the 7th inning stretch. And credit Michael Kay for the line, "Now the Yankees have a fourth starter."
Camera shots of the players in the dugout showed the entire team, including Andy Pettitte, celebrating. They all looked surprised. Kay had no knowledge either.
No salary figures have been announced, but given the timing, the injuries, and the downright necessity, I'm guessing something like $742 million for the remainder of the season.
Roger Clemens is coming back to the Bronx [Sports Frog]