Clemens among those at Fenway
Roger Clemens made a surprise appearance at Fenway Park last night, sitting in the Monster seats with friend Eddie Miller of Twins Souvenirs. Clemens engaged only in small talk before visiting Joe Castiglione in the WEEI broadcast booth.
“I didn’t know he was going to be here,’’ said Joe Torre, Clemens’s former manager in New York. “Someone told me he was on the board. I’m glad he’s showing up to these games.’’
Clemens spends most of his time watching son Koby, who is having a fine season with the Double A Corpus Christi Hooks in the Astros’ organization. The younger Clemens, a first baseman, has 16 homers and has knocked in 47 runs after leading all minor leagues with 123 RBIs last season.
Roger Clemens looked tanned and fit, as if he could toe the rubber right now. “I saw him on the board and he looked great,’’ said Dodgers hitting coach Don Mattingly, who was a Yankee coach during Clemens’s tenure in New York. “I wouldn’t be surprised if he could still pitch.’’
Clemens, who spent 13 seasons with the Red Sox and remains tied with Cy Young as the winningest pitchers in franchise history with 192 victories, always said he wanted to be able to watch games at Fenway, Yankee Stadium, and Houston when his playing career was over.
“I miss Roger,’’ said Torre. “He was a plus for me. I haven’t heard from him for a couple of years except to trade a text a couple of times.’’
Clemens was not announced to the crowd, and he stayed for about half the game.