Ok, something a little less caustic for the forums.
Clemens shuns retirement, signs one-year deal with Astros
HOUSTON (AP) -- Roger Clemens is pushing back his retirement, agreeing Monday to a $5 million, one-year contract with the Houston Astros.
The six-time Cy Young Award winner had said for more than a year that he planned to quit after pitching last season for the New York Yankees.
But he was persuaded to join the Astros, his hometown team, after close friend and former Yankees teammate Andy Pettitte signed with Houston last month.
"It's great to come home," Clemens said.
Houston is deferring $3.5 million of Clemens' salary for two years, according to contract terms obtained by The Associated Press. In addition to the base, Clemens can earn an additional $1.4 million based on the Astros' attendance.
Clemens, 41, was 17-9 with a 3.91 ERA last season, his fifth with the Yankees. He spent his first 13 seasons in Boston, then went to Toronto for two years before moving on to New York, where he won World Series titles in 1999 and 2000.