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Clemens' signing believed 'great for the game'

Updated: January 13, 2004, 12:11 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- To say Houston Astros fans were excited that their team had signed future Hall of Fame pitcher Roger Clemens would be an understatement.

The news about Clemens sparked a frenzy of season ticket sales that eclipsed a similar surge after Houston last month signed fellow hometown hero and pitcher Andy Pettitte, said John Sorrentino, vice president of ticket services.

"Probably in my 18 years in the business, this is the busiest we've been since the opening of Minute Maid Park," ...

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