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Koby Clemens, the Boston Globe and Bus Leagues Baseball…oh, and us too!

So a funny thing happened today…well, it’s not funny, probably more exciting than anything…at least for me. My normal employer, the Boston Globe, decided to run a feature that I wrote on Fisher Cats 1B/DH Koby Clemens, which is humbling in-and-of-itself. But then they thought they’d slap it on the front page of their award-winning sports section, which is flattering beyond words. You can click HERE for the article, but I’m not 100% sure that it will work since its part of the paid content on BostonGlobe.com. However, when Bus Leagues posted a link to it on Facebook today, I was capable of reaching the full article a few times to read it. If that doesn’t work, then you may...

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Koby Clemens still keeps bid for majors alive

He is only 25 years old, but Koby Clemens has the look of a journeyman. The son of seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens occasionally may flash his father’s trademark smile, which seems to exude cockiness and confidence, but after years of toiling in the minors, and listening to endless inquiries about allegations swirling around his father, Koby’s grin more often than not indicates humility and sincerity. “I’ve had a very blessed life,’’ said Clemens. “I’m enjoying every opportunity I get. I’m lucky to be where I’m at right now.’’ Drafted in 2005 by his hometown Houston Astros, Clemens has been everywhere from Lexington, Ken., to Waipahu, Hawaii, in pursuit of a dream that seems to be slipping away....

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New York Mets: Koby Clemens

CHARLOTTE 5, BUFFALO 4: Hector Gimenez's three-run homer in the bottom of the eighth against Justin Hampson lifted Charlotte to the win. Valentino Pascucci's three-run homer in the seventh had staked Buffalo to a 4-2 lead. Starter Chris Schwinden allowed two runs on four hits while striking out eight and walking one in six innings. Vinny Rottino went 1-for-4 with a walk and RBI in his return to the Bisons. Former Cub Bobby Scales has left the team and will play in Japan. NEW HAMPSHIRE 9, BINGHAMTON 0: Darin Gorski surrendered a career-high 10 hits and the B-Mets went 1-for-10 with runners in scoring position and stranded 10 on base in their fourth shutout loss of the season. The Fisher...

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Roger and Koby visit Curt England in the hospital.

Former Astro pitcher Roger Clemens and his son Koby visited Pasadena Memorial pitcher Curt England in the hospital. When Memorial High School baseball player Curt England’s 15-month battle with cancer ended last Thursday, a piece of the Mavs on this season’s roster went with him. “It was kind of an emotional week for the kids,” Mavs baseball head coach Terry Garza said. “They had a lot of adversity to fight through. A lot of the kids grew up with him. They played baseball with him since he was six years old.” A junior who was at the doorstep to a long-awaited varsity spot when he became sick, England never had that opportunity to show what he could do. In Garza’s...

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