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Tickets for Roger Clemens’ Skeeters pitching debut going for $200 each (video)

Aug 21, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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Morning Mail: Want eight tickets to see a 50-year-old pitch for the Sugar Land Skeeters on Saturday? That will be $1,600, please. That’s what a set of ducats are going for on eBay right now for Roger Clemens’ independent Atlantic League debut against the Bridgeport Bluefish.

The Skeeters front office reports that the game is sold out. Earlier this morning Darren Rovell reported that standing room tickets at Constellation Field, usually sold for $9 a pop, were available for $75 to $100 on StubHub.

Some other things you should know about the Skeeters:

These are their mascots.

The outfield open seating berm area is called Grass Land. Dude.

Why Sugar Land? The region (near Houston) has a large sugar cane industry.

Sugar Land manager: Gary Gaetti.

Bridgeport Bluefish manager: Willie Upshaw.

Friday is Elvis-themed fireworks night and Sunday is the Human Fireball.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi is four years younger than Clemens.


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  1. t16rich - Aug 21, 2012 at 11:25 AM

    Well that’s stub hub for you. I know you can get cheaper tickets from street scalpers than that website. Did it for Stanley Cup playoffs as well as NFL and NCAA game.

  2. jcarne9014 - Aug 21, 2012 at 1:39 PM

    It is impossible for this guy to be a bigger d-o-u-c-h-ebag.

  3. apmn - Aug 21, 2012 at 3:04 PM

    Give that money to a worthy charity instead of buying overpriced tickets to see Clemens throw an 88-mph “heater” past some kid who will never get a whiff of Double-A ball.

  4. mybrunoblog - Aug 21, 2012 at 3:09 PM

    $200 is pretty steep but each ticket comes with a vial of “the clear” and a free injection from Rogers wife.

  5. dallasstars9 - Aug 21, 2012 at 3:29 PM

    Didn’t this guy get enough attention sitting in front of a congressional hearing?