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Roger Clemens and a team of retired major leaguers to compete in amateur tournament

Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational Red Carpet & Pairings Party At LAVO Restaurant & Nightclub

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 12: Former Major League Baseball player Roger Clemens arrives at the second annual Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational pairings party at the Lavo Restaurant & Nightclub at The Palazzo Las Vegas on July 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for PGD Global)

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A team of ex-major leaguers -- and at least one of their kids -- is getting together to compete in an amateur baseball tournament. Roger Clemens (and son Kody Clemens), Josh Beckett, Tim Hudson, Jason Isringhausen, Roy Oswalt, Rick Ankiel, Carl Everett, J. D. Drew and Dan Uggla are joining team organizers Adam LaRoche and Nate Robertson on the “Kansas Stars” team in the upcoming National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita, Kansas.

The tournament is normally for college-aged guys with marginal professional prospects. Indeed, the story about it in the New York Times notes that the ace of last year’s winner was recently released by an A-ball team. So, if the creaky bodies of the Kansas Stars’ players are able to withstand a two-week tournament, these old dudes will probably do pretty well, one assumes.

All that being said, I’m rooting for a team of marginal college-age amateurs to beat the snot of ‘em.

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