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Roger Clemens does not care that he didn’t make the Hall of Fame

Jan 9, 2013, 3:59 PM EDT

Roger Clemens tweeted a statement about his failure to make the Hall of Fame. Or, should I say, he tweeted an image of his statement. The sentiment: not surprising. The font: unfortunate:


And if anyone knows what “Muchie Peachie” means, well, just keep it to yourself, OK? I really don’t want to know.

  1. DelawarePhilliesFan - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:02 PM

    Never heard of it before myself

    • umrguy42 - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM

      Maybe Roger’s been taking language tips from Chipper?

    • Caught Looking - Jan 9, 2013 at 5:34 PM

      I thought it was his nickname for Mindy McCready.

  2. stex52 - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:09 PM

    Doesn’t care? Highly doubtful. He just said he wasn’t surprised.

    • sabatimus - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      I was just going to say that. Craig, you’re getting more and more yellow by the day. You used a headline that isn’t accurate based on the facts you cited. Why did you do this? To get people to look at the story, obviously. Hence, the very definition of yellow journalism. (And yes, I get that this is a blog, but the line between “blogger” and “journalist” get foggier also by the day.)

  3. tsutor88 - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    I’m sure he’s crying himself to sleep at night. It’s a real shame that some of the greatest players resort to cheating when they already have all the talent in the world.

    • Kevin Gillman - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:13 PM

      How many players currently in the Hall took steroids? Dude, this thing was around even as far back as the 70’s.

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:18 PM

        I would not be suprised if that is the case. But it is sort of like running a stop sign. If the cop sees it, he can’t ignore it. I am not going to get into all the in’s and ouyt’s of what was proven with Bonds/Clemens, etc., but clearly there are huge suspicions at a minimum. If you can poitn to someone from the 70’s who was voted in under huge suspicision, then fine.

      • Kevin Gillman - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:26 PM

        And I get Bonds/Clemens case, but we as a society ignore events before Canseco. There was a book called “North Dallas Forty” that talked in detail about steroids being used in the NFL, in the 70’s. So should we assume that steroids wasn’t used in baseball then?

        How far did they use it? Not sure, but they did use speed in the 60’s to get them through 162 games, that was according to Jim Boutman who wrote “Umpire Strikes Back” in 1981, and another book about his season. The point being players used any advantage they could get to, in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, and even now. NFL does it too, so why just punish MLB players?

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:38 PM

        @paper – I am not at all saying steriods were fine in the past. I am saying that these guys today (rightly or wrongly) are under a closer microscope, and the voters today have no choice but to factor in PED’s when casting a vote. There are those that say let it go. There are those who say keep them out. But either way, there is no disputing that 25 years ago, writers could easily stay in denial on PED’s, greenie, etc.. Again, I am not sayign that is right, I am just saying things have changed, and voters now have to make a choice on the weight they give PED’s, whereas they did not have to make that choice in the past.

      • paperlions - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:27 PM

        Why is suspicion relevant?

        Steroid use was considered a problem in baseball in 1969. Not new, but a problem that had been around long enough and was prevalent enough that investigative reports and cover stories were done on it.

        What you are saying is that steroids were fine, until they weren’t and now that we’ve decided that they aren’t….we’ll apply the new morality to actions that occurred a long time ago….or even suspicion of actions, evidence be damned.

      • Kevin Gillman - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:30 PM

        Yes, baseball knew it eas a problem even in the 80’s, and especially in the 90’s. Need I remind you the catchphrase MLB came up with “Chicks dig the long ball”?

      • Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:29 PM

        It is more like running a stop sign while a cop, your insurance company, and all your friends and family wave you through it. If you honestly believe that every roider was a rogue player working outside the system with no encouragement from the front office or coaching staff, however tacit, you are either naive or allowing piety to cloud your judgement.

      • The Dangerous Mabry - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:54 PM

        Right on the money, Kevin. I think we all remember these commercials?

        “Maybe instead of the Big Unit, they’ll start calling me the Long Unit”

        Always one of my favorites.

      • Kevin Gillman - Jan 9, 2013 at 5:44 PM

        The ironic thing about that too is the two men in that “Chicks dig the long ball” commercial are Greg Maddox and Tom Glavine, two future Hall of Famers.

    • millybo - Jan 12, 2013 at 9:53 AM

      The definition of cheating is doing something which is against the rules of baseball i.e spitting and/ or scuffing the baseball. As i understand the allegations many of the persons who were allegedly involved did so at a time when it was not illegal to do so.

  4. largebill - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:10 PM

    His statement is not the worst we’ve seen from a player disappointed in a Hall of Fame “snub.” Personally, I’d advise all not to address it unless they can calmly put on a smile, congratulate those selected (if any), and say while I’m of course disappointed it is an honor to even be considered, blah, blah, blah. However, if you are a normally obvious automatic selection and get rejected it’s tough to pretend to be honored to just be considered.

  5. plmathfoto - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:15 PM

    You can tell Clemens is lying when his lips are moving.

    • plmathfoto - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:17 PM

      He has never admitted to; using roids, intentionally throwing at batters, intentionally throwing (a broken bat) at runners, etc

      • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM

        There is no proof Clemens threw a bat at Mike Piazza in the World Series. Show me the test for that he failed? You do know that the announcers who said they saw it happen are known liars, right? And don’t even get me started on the cameramen from that game, they have no credibility.

        I wish to God people would stop saying he threw a bat. It can not be proven.

      • kurtsmommy - Jan 9, 2013 at 6:06 PM

        or slapping around his girlfriend.

  6. ace901 - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:16 PM

    If someone does something to help you and you want to thanks or that was much appreciated you can just say muchie peachie.

  7. nategearhart - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:19 PM

    I would say “made peace with” as opposed to “does not care”.

    • DelawarePhilliesFan - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:26 PM


  8. indaburg - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:23 PM

    Comic sans and “muchie peachie”? Maybe the HoF voters were right after all.

    • historiophiliac - Jan 10, 2013 at 7:48 AM

      I wish I could thumb that one up more than once.

  9. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    And if anyone knows what “Muchie Peachie” means, well, just keep it to yourself, OK? I really don’t want to know.

    Maybe he’s trying to say Munchma Quchi?

    [apologies for the crappy embed]

  10. Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    The commisioner’s office encouraged it. The front offices paid for it. The media fawned over the spectacle of it. The fans ate it up. And here we are, a room full of crooks, saying that Barry Bonds (arguably the greatest player of all time) is the bad guy. That Roger Clemens is the bad guy.

    The BBWAA is a joke, and so is the HoF, until they put Bonds in.

    • sabatimus - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:47 PM

      I’d have said Piazza, because I can understand the argument against Bonds because of his factual link to PEDs. The argument against Piazza, as far as I know, has no facts to support it. And he’s easily the best hitting catcher of all time.

      • Baseball Beer Burritos In That Order - Jan 9, 2013 at 4:50 PM

        I don’t care who was on the Mitchell Report, or who had andro in their locker, or any of that crap.

        We tend to contextualize the entire PED debate as grown men cheating at a children’s game. These dudes were out there trying to feed their families. The BBWAA doesn’t have to worry about their bodies breaking down, about being unable to support their children because they can’t physically write anymore. The entire debate is so warped.

    • mathman212013 - Jul 29, 2013 at 10:18 AM


  11. grubes1310 - Jan 9, 2013 at 5:08 PM

    “Muchie peachie” = “Much appreciated,” maybe?

    • grubes1310 - Jan 9, 2013 at 5:09 PM

      Ah crap, late to the party. Sorry.

  12. louhudson23 - Jan 9, 2013 at 6:04 PM

    Stick another needle in your ass and call it a love story….

  13. jckid21 - Jan 9, 2013 at 6:43 PM

    According to Mindy McCready Roger’s first care is trying to attain an erection for more than a minute.

  14. 27xwschamps - Jan 10, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    Doesnt care !!! Thats a mofo lie !!!

    • materialman80 - Jan 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM

      That’s just “another” lie Roger.

  15. stenilintom - Jan 10, 2013 at 7:28 AM

    Oh BullS***, he cares! Happy he didn’t make it, his lies about PED’s, his ego makes roger look exactly like he is (baseball’s OJ).

  16. dad95 - Jan 10, 2013 at 9:04 AM

    I think Muchie Peachie was a quote for his mom who wanted to see her son in the hall but pass away about 2 years ago..BTW Craig,,you are so spot on most of the time..Hopefully you will get a HOF vote someday..If Maddux dosent get in next year then I will know the BBWAA are a bunch of egotistical non athletes.

  17. materialman80 - Jan 10, 2013 at 12:02 PM

    He doesn’t care because deep inside he knows he cheated and doesn’t belong there.

  18. brooklynboy48 - Jan 10, 2013 at 11:18 PM

    Roger synonymous with roid rage is a lying piece of crap who got his buddy Andy Petite to fudge his testimony and was therefor found innocent of lying to congress. Cheating asshole should be in jail, not the HOF.

  19. millybo - Jan 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    let me say that having read Clemens comments it is clear that the writer of this article is by far more dishonest than Roger. At no time in his statement did Clemens say or even intimate such a view. Yet some of you mindless bloggers are here calling the man a liar for something which he did not say! Please read before you comment. It might help in giving some intelligence to your comments.

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