I suppose this is newsworthy enough to check in on. I originally thought it wasn't, but most news outlets seem to be treating it as such, so what the hell. Yesterday, Roger Clemens said there was an 80% chance that he was retired for good. But then, he also said this:
"The teams that are involved, I think they got really good clubs that are together," Clemens said. "And if somebody stubs their toe and my phone rings in May, I might have to answer it."
Oh, so we're right back where we started, and we don't know anything more about this than we did before? Terrific. Thanks.
My money is on the toe-stubbing, the phone ringing, and then the check-cashing. If he truly didn't want to play, he'd just say he doesn't want to play. It seems to me like he wants to play, but he doesn't want to put in the work that accompanies it... which is completely understandable.
When the time comes, though, he'll put the uniform back on, he'll smear the Icy Hot on his naughty spot, and he'll take the mound again.