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The Hall of Fame class of 2013 will be announced today at 2 PM on MLB Network. I’ll be making a special trip home to watch it, but in the meantime, I wanted to get my voice out there for your reading pleasure. I’ve recently been reading a bit of firejoemorgan.com and don’t feel comfortable bashing someone (Howard Bryant) for leaving their ballot blank or someone (Jon Heyman) for trying to make a clean ballot. I admit that the whole voting process is best described as a conundrum. Instead, I’ll provide what my ballot would be if I had the vote after fjm-ing myself about Roger Clemens. It’s not our usual style and we’ll be sure to get back to the more family friendly OffTheBench in the coming days. The italicized is a transcript from a buzzed (drunk) rant of mine that was fortunately (unfortunately?) caught on tape with commentary spliced in from a slightly more logical place.
So Sean, Roger Clemens made a start this summer, I wanted to know what you thought about that.
What do ...
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Roger Clemens is returning to the Houston Astros, but definitely not as a player this time.
Clemens, 50, who briefly played for the Sugar Land Skeeters last summer and indicated he was interested in a return to the big leagues, will join the Astros as something of a pitching mentor, the Houston Chronicle reported.
"We've got the whole calendar mapped out and we're...
In his first year on the ballot, Roger Clemens received 37.6% of the vote. It's a disappointing total, but he did finish with eight more votes than Barry Bonds. After the results were announced, Clemens took to his Twitter account and responded to not getting the required 75% of total votes needed for election. All things considered, Clemens' response could have been...
Jason WhitneyRoger Clemens tweeted about the results of the Hall of Fame
Roger Clemens tweeted his feelings via Twitter about not being voted into the baseball Hall of Fame. Clemens thanked his supporters and admitted he wasn’t surprised to hear he wasn’t elected into the Hall of Fame. In fact, nobody was elected this year. This was pretty much expected and seemed to be a response...
There's a chance the podium under the chandeliers in the gold-and-ivory-colored Vanderbilt Room of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel will go unused Thursday.
With the cloud of steroids shrouding the candidacies of Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and others, baseball writers may fail for the only the second time in more than four decades to elect anyone to the Hall of Fame, rendering a news...
News to us today was the fact that people still give a **** about the Baseball Hall of Fame, specifically black guys. After the announcement came out a little after 2:00 p.m. they went nuts on Twitter. No Bonds, Sosa, Clemens or Piazza making it into Cooperstown today!
@Gooch_FoCray was not impressed: Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling no hall of fame??? Pleeease f*ck...
Keep all the cheaters out of our club.
That was the prevailing sentiment from several baseball Hall of Famers who were happy to see Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa excluded from the Cooperstown fraternity Wednesday.
''I'm kind of glad that nobody got in this year,'' former Detroit Tigers outfielder Al Kaline said. ''I feel honored to be in...
NEW YORK (AP) Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball's Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades.
Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote, Clemens 37.6 and Sosa 12.5 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall and the Baseball Writers' Association of America...
For the first time since 1996, Cooperstown will not see any new faces inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The most notable players who did not get the 75 percent vote required to be inducted were Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. This isn’t going to be a surprise to most as they were both [...]
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Judgment day has arrived for Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa to find out their Hall of Fame fates.
With the cloud of steroids shrouding many candidacies, baseball writers may fail for the only the second time in more than four decades to elect anyone to the Hall.
About 600 people are eligible to vote in the BBWAA election, all members of the organization for 10 consecutive...
Well at least this year. There was plenty of speculation about who if any from the steroid era would be enshrined in MLB’s Hall of Fame. Sports writers told us today that players under the speculation of using performance enhancing drugs were not welcomed in Cooperstown. At least on the first ballot.
Major League Baseball issued the following statement this afternoon regarding...
The Baseball Hall of Fame for the first time since 1996 will have no inductees. This is the first year that most the players who are suspected to be steroid users are all on the ballot. Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Roger Clemens, and Rafael Palmeiro all received less [...]