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Roger Clemens pitches perfect inning against Longhorns

Jan 28, 2012, 7:30 PM EDT

Roger Clemens AP has the clip, which shows Roger Clemens throwing a couple of pitches in a game pitting former University of Texas Longhorns against the current squad. After striking out two in a perfect inning, Clemens discussed the Hall of Fame.

“Well, it’d be fantastic. I’ve said many times there’s little pieces of me there because I’ve had some spectacular games,” he stated.

The possibility of a comeback didn’t come up, even though the 49-year-old Clemens is just a few months older than Jamie Moyer. Clemens, who won 354 games in 24 seasons, will be eligible for the Hall of Fame for the first time next year, but he and Barry Bonds are both likely to miss the cut because of their steroid controversies.

  1. Vindickative - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:47 PM

    I never understood why Clemens more or less got a pass on being a total tool while Barry Bonds was universally recognized as the Beastmaster. Now that it’s come out that both were gooned on enough juice to make a WWE’er whimper, this makes even less sense.

  2. LoveQuotes2 - Jan 30, 2012 at 5:14 PM

    You “real” Yankee fans and former baseball players who don’t want a man the caliber of Clemens in the Hall really anger me. He has earned it, so why not? Babe Ruth probably used drugs during his record-setting years. Yet he is in the Hall as baseball’s icon. A pitcher as good as Roger Clemens doesn’t come along very often, yet you who “art so holy” want to keep someone out because there’s controversy. Well, I don’t. I want him in. Most of pitching isn’t steroid strength, it’s an ability to throw the ball over the corner of the plate, total command. And that’s what Clemens had, despite not having the fastest pitch in the league. Yankee Wizard, Don White

  3. oldudedad - Jan 30, 2012 at 5:35 PM

    Actually I don’t support voting them in or keeping them out. It’s not my decision to make. My point is that the HOF is full of cheaters and reprobates who did their deeds, for the most part, to keep ahead of the competition. The future quandary for HOF voters will be what to do with the likes of Biggio, Piazza, Bagwell, etc who put up their numbers concurrent with Bonds, Clemens, Sosa, McGwire, Palmeiro. Are they guilty by era association? What about Pettite? Will the others suffer for the sins of the guilty big boys? Next year should be really interesting what with Bonds, Clemens, and Sosa on the ballot. This might push in Biggio and Bags since B, C & S won’t get many votes. We’ll see.

  4. richwizl - Feb 3, 2012 at 1:13 PM

    There were many players during the so-called steroid era who did not cheat and it would be unfair to them to allow the certain juicers and liars to go to the HOF. Unfortunately, values and morales are presently in the toilet, so they’ll all end up “heroes”.

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