Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 2/20/13

Roger Clemens was intimidating enough during his Major League Baseball career. But he may have found a better way than buzzing fastballs and well-placed bat shards to get his point across for good. The Rocket wants to write a book about his career, David Lennon of Newsday reports. In it, Clemens would respond to allegations about performance-enhancing drug use and presumably get back at the many people who he thinks have tried to dirty his name. “There’s a lot of stuff I’m going to write about one day — and hopefully real soon,” Clemens told Lennon. “I’ve got a couple of guys lined up to do it, to tell even more facts behind the scenes that you guys don’t know.” Clemens once again showed a distaste for the media and how he thinks his career has been incorrectly portrayed. The book, he says, will make up for that. “There’s no reason for me to plead my case in the media to guys that don’t want to listen anyway or write the true facts,” said Clemens, who is helping the Houston Astros as a spring training instructor. “It’s pointless. But I’ll get to write about it, and what’s good is some of my family is going to get to make comments, because that’s [the] people that it really hurt, and they know what’s going on.” Clemens also reiterated that he was not surprised that he failed to make it into the Hall of Fame on his first try, pinning the blame on former trainer Brian McNamee for altering public opinion by accusing Clemens of steroid use. While Clemens was unhappy with what he continues to insist are untrue allegations, he said not having official Hall of Fame status does not bother him. “It’s not something that’s going to change my life either way,” he said, according to Newsday. “I’m not going to go around shaking your hand, introducing myself as a Hall of Famer. And it’s not going to change how I know I worked, all the work that I did and my body of work. I can’t control what people think.” In writing a book, though, Clemens must think he has some chance to change minds. Photo of the Day The photo everyone is talking about. Not that one? Oh, right, it’s this one. Kudos to Associated Press photographer Jessica Hill for writing this caption with a straight face: Connecticut head coach Geno Auriemma, center, pats Baylor head coach Kim Mulkey on her backside before their NCAA college basketball game in Hartford, Conn., Monday, Feb. 18, 2013. Quote of the Day “He’d average 20. Yeah, he’d average 20.” – Tim Grover, Michael Jordan’s personal trainer, who maybe has a different idea of what “20″ means Tweet of the Day Just Friday? Can we expect you back Saturday? If Garnett and Pierce get traded tomorrow, Friday I'm not getting out of bed. I'm sure my friends will understand.— Mike Cerra (@bostonbball34) February 20, 2013 Video of the Day Going for the — oh!

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