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Video: Roger Clemens’ first interview since the HOF vote

Jan 14, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

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The Astros confirmed today what we learned a week ago, specifically that Roger Clemens will have an increased role with club’s major league and minor league pitchers in 2013, including spring training and the regular season. This is part of the personal services contract that the seven-time Cy Young Award winner agreed to under former Astros owner Drayton McLane.

On the heels of today’s announcement, Clemens sat down with Steve Bunin of for an exclusive interview which touched on a wide range of topics, including his thoughts on receiving just 36.7 percent of the vote in his first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame. Check it out below.


  1. braddavery - Jan 14, 2013 at 11:34 PM

    Is the video not working for anyone else?

    • historiophiliac - Jan 15, 2013 at 12:06 AM

      Unfortunately, it worked for me…until I clicked that little off-y button.

      • stlouis1baseball - Jan 15, 2013 at 10:49 AM

        I enjoyed it Philiac. Like him or loathe him…he’s one of the all time best pitchers the game has ever seen.

  2. dirtyharry1971 - Jan 15, 2013 at 12:25 AM

    Couldnt think of anything better then letting the best pos ww2 pitcher work with my team’s minor league pitchers, houston will be happy with the results. Wished the Yanks signed him to do this instead

    • stex52 - Jan 15, 2013 at 9:06 AM

      We’ll see, Harry. I hope you are right. The word out is that he is pretty good with helping the young pitchers. Not true of all the best players. sometimes their skills are such that they can’t communicate them well to lesser talents.

      I’m not one of Clemens’ bigger fans. But the Astros need all the help they can get.

    • stlouis1baseball - Jan 15, 2013 at 10:38 AM

      I agree Harry. Of course…the trendy thing is to bash him. All the cool kids are doing it!

    • stlouis1baseball - Jan 15, 2013 at 10:40 AM

      I agree with the spirit of your post.
      However, I do NOT (under any circumstances) want to see the Yankees do anything to help themselves. Lol!
      Hiring one of the best pitchers of all time would most certainly do that.

  3. zipsports - Jan 15, 2013 at 1:23 AM

    I watched the whole thing. I feel like I need to take a shower now

  4. ezthinking - Jan 15, 2013 at 4:44 AM

    Fuck the BBWAA.

    Plain and simple, the HOF vote is for the writers to fill columns in the offseason. The players’ shit is in the museum already. In or out, the “history” is already inconveniently stored in Cooperstown – for no good reason whatsoever(location, not the facts). The bullshit bronze plaques serve as shitty wallpaper to an otherwise nice museum.

    Ask yourself, what other museum before the baseball HOF needed a HOF? Answer: none. Museums displayed great works of art or told history. The baseball HOF wants something different. The “writers” want the HOF to be more than the story; they want it to BE the story and to shape history. #JournalismFail should be the hashtag.

    The BBWAA will ride this steroid deal for print inches, twitter follows and website hits until it doesn’t pay anymore. Let’s cut them off now and get back to the game. Fuck the writers; fans take back the game.

    The game is as good as it has ever been. Enjoy it.

    • fanofevilempire - Jan 15, 2013 at 7:32 AM

      maybe they will start pulling all the bats, jerseys and balls already in the hall.
      I said a the start of steroids issue this will be messy.
      just accept it and stop trying to make it go away!

  5. Detroit Michael - Jan 15, 2013 at 7:46 AM

    Small typo in this blog post: Clemens received 37.6% of the vote in his first year on the BBWAA ballot.

  6. markfrednubble - Jan 15, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Think Roger and Barry Bonds will be watching Lance on Oprah pretty intently? Maybe recording it?

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