What he thought was an innocent interaction with the Rocket turned out to be a big mess for one way out of town reporter covering the Bronx Bombers.
Japanese baseball reporters are everywhere these days–covering native sons who have become stars in the US.
Hiroki Homma of the Fuji Evening News presented Roger Clemens with a stack of photos taken by the paper’s photographer during the Rocket’s 350th career win. That was OK, but when he asked for the future Hall of Famer’s signature on one of them, the Yankees cried foul.
Asking for autographs is frowned upon by the clubs–and the Baseball Writers Assocation, which considers it unprofessional. Now, he’s lost his season pass.