Clemens breezes into camp quietly
Rocket has very little to say to reporters on Wednesday
KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- Roger Clemens pulled up to the Osceola County Stadium complex in a black Hummer around 10:45 a.m. ET on Wednesday and breezed past a large group of reporters and photographers who were hoping to hear a few words from the Rocket.
"You guys have to get a life," Clemens said softly as he strode to the door of the Minor League facility. He did not stop to address reporters, telling them, "I did all I'm going to do yesterday."
Clemens first arrived at Kissimmee on Tuesday and although he sent word to the club that he would not be speaking publicly, he addressed a handful of reporters, most of whom are covering Astros camp through the entire six-week Spring Training season.
Clemens is in town to throw batting practice and work out with the team's Minor Leaguers, 41 of whom are currently participating in a pre-Spring Training minicamp. His son, Koby, is currently transitioning to the catching position from third base and reported to Kissimmee on Monday.
The Rocket will likely head back to Houston after Friday's workout, but he plans to make several return trips to Kissimmee throughout the spring.
Despite the media firestorm following Clemens, he appears to be sticking to his word to not address media while he's working out at the Astros' facility. The few words he did offer upon his arrival Wednesday were brief and revealed very little.
"There's a big league team to your left," Clemens said, just before he disappeared into the Minor League building.Clemens threw about one hour of batting practice to the team's Minor League players. He emerged from the Minor League clubhouse just after 2 p.m. ET, climbed in his black H2 Hummer, which had been driven to him from the parking lot, and drove away, stopping at the parking lot entrance to sign about 20 autographs for waiting fans. His only comment to reporters before driving away was, "See y'all tomorrow."
Alyson Footer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.