Rafael Palmeiro was once a Hall of Fame shoo in. After a steroid scandal nearly destroyed his career and all but ruined his chances at immortality, Palmeiro has taken the field one more time.
As reported by the Houston Chronicle this past Friday, the fifty-year-old Palmeiro took the field for the Independent Sugar Land Skeeters and went 2-4 with an RBI. Why is Palmeiro, a 20-year MLB veteran with over 500 home runs and 3,000 hits playing Indy ball? Because his son, Patrick is an infielder on the team. He signed a contract to suit up for the final three games so that they could play together. This is very reminiscent of when Roger Clemens, another sure fire HOF'er who dealt with scandal, took the mound for the Skeeters, while his son, Koby caught him.