Where To Order a Relief Pitcher: Rocket Goes Off at Memorial City

Opening in two weeks: A 15,000-square-foot generic sports bar in Memorial City Mall. Hey, wasn’t that supposed to be the Rocket Sports Grill?

Allison Wollam reports in the Houston Business Journal that Roger Clemens’s plans for a burger empire appear to have been scuttled:

. . . all traces of the seven-time Cy-Young award winner have been erased from the would-be restaurant site.

Just one month ago, construction workers were busy erecting a large red “Rocket” sign at the entrance of the restaurant, while Clemens’ baseball jerseys from the Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Houston Astros and The University of Texas Longhorns hung in the entry.

As of this week, the Clemens memorabilia had been removed. The restaurant — which is still under construction — now houses wide-screen televisions, NASCAR video games and a variety of non-Clemens’ related baseball memorabilia.

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  • I’m glad I’m not the only one who noticed this latest bit of hilariousness. I thought it was odd that — up until a few weeks ago — all of Roger’s stuff was still decorating the Not!Rocket Sports Grill entryway. I remarked to my husband, “Didn’t they call that whole thing off?” And as if by magic, the memorabilia was gone a few days later…

    All that aside, it will be nice to have a sports bar in the mall, especially as close to the movie theatre as it is.