Found January 09, 2013 on Sportress of Blogitude:
So, the results are in and for the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America failed to induct a single person into Cooperstown. Among those denied entry: Craig Biggio, Jack Morris, Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds and many others. I’ll allow the statheads, numbers geeks and those of that ilk break down and analyze how the vote went down and who was the most robbed, who deserved it and who will have better luck next year, but Roger Clemens appears to be the first of those slighted to make a public reaction to the very public slight. And it’s a doozy. At least in a confusing, head-scratching sort of way. Clemens took to Twitter to express his disappointment. And while his words appeared heartfelt, honest and to be fair, at least somewhat understandable — although that depends on which side of the fence one happens to be on the Great Debate that will pervade Hall of Fame voting for the next decade and perhaps further — the way Clemens chose to sign off...
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  • Screw Clemens and all the cheaters who were rightfully kept from the Hall of Fame.
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