Obligatory Roger Clemens Post

Roger Clemens is not guilty.

Great.

Can this be over now?

Of course it can’t.  It never will.  For now until the end of time we’ll still be talking about the steroid era and those who made it infamous.  Clemens is just one of many.

Still, I think it is safe to say his role in the overall picture of the steroid era is a bit larger than the rest.  He’s up there alongside Barry, considering his Hall of Fame credentials and repugnant personality.

Before any of this steroid silliness was known, I loved Roger Clemens.  He was a beast on the mound — a Nolan Ryan/Bob Gibson throwback.  Proud, nasty, BALLSY.

But the Mitchell Report tainted his reputation, whether guilty or not, and Roger then ruined it further himself by being an outspokenly whiny ass.  I understand the potential frustration that could come from having a tarnished reputation, but there are ways to handle adversity with class and there are ways to handle it like a jerk.

Clemens took the jerk route.

And undoing what ya done ain’t easily done.

Hate me ‘cuz you can, just don’t hate me ‘cuz I’m right.

Peace,

Jeff

4 Comments

So here’s the question. Since he was exonerated of perjury charges, will he make it into the Hall of Fame?

I agree Jeff, I used to be a Clemens fan, too. When we were kids, his rookie card was like gold!! Now…he’s just another player who’s taken this great sport and given it a black eye. Yeah, his rep is tarnished, but so is the sport because of him and some others. Over or not, let the press drop it and focus on the positives of this great sport.
–Mike

I don’t think he should make it to the Hall of Fame. i don’t feel bad for him ’cause he brought upon himself. I think if those that kept clean while others took the easy route to get an advantange.
-Emma

Problem with that, Emma, is that he was found innocent. Not guilty.

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