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Larry Brown Sports:
Roger Clemens never wavered over the past several years in defending himself against steroid accusations. His attorney, Rusty Hardin, insisted no reasonable jury would have enough evidence to convict Clemens of perjury, and Hardin wound up being right when The Rocket was acquitted over the summer. However, it would seem that there was a time when Clemens wasn’t fully confident in what the future held.
According to the NY Daily News, Clemens sold real estate before his trial over the summer with the intention of liquidating some of his assets to provide for his wife and children in the event that he was sentenced to federal prison. Steven Kaufman, the president of the mortgage company that bought a building in which Clemens’ charity was housed, reportedly said that Clemens and his partners sold the property because the former MLB pitcher was preparing for the worst.
“They moved out in preparation of his pending verdict,” Kaufman said.
Kaufman said his company, Zeus Mortgage in Housto...
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The Ballot -- the one bearing the names of Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens as Hall of Fame candidates -- was unveiled Wednesday. Finally. This is the referendum we've waited for, the vote that some have said will provide judgment of the sport's steroid era.
Let me save you the trouble: It won't.
For one thing, there is fresh evidence that baseball's struggle with...
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are listed on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, setting up an election sure to become a referendum on the steroid era.
The 37-player ballot was announced Wednesday.
More than 600 longtime members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America will vote through next month. Candidates need 75 percent for induction...
When it comes to the Baseball Hall of Fame, they need to either change the record books, or let in everybody that cheated.
Roger Clemens‘ HOF vote is up next, and that is when we’ll really see who gets in and who is left outside looking in with Pete Rose.
Watching Clemens when he was in New Britain, CT in 1983, there was talent on the mound that had Cooperstown in my mind instantaneously...
NEW YORK — Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are listed on the baseball Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, setting up an election sure to become a referendum on the Steroids Era.
The 37-player ballot was announced Wednesday.
More than 600 longtime members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will vote through next month. Candidates need 75 percent for...
This year's Hall of Fame ballot has been released and its headlined by Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens. Both will be a true test to the steroid ear as Bonds and Clemens are arguably the best hitter and pitcher who ever lived (please note that I wrote arguably).
But we here at TGR are less concerned about Bonds and Clemens and more concerned about first time ballot nominee...
Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa are set to show up on the Hall of Fame ballot for the first time, and fans will soon find out whether drug allegations block the former stars from reaching baseball's shrine.
The ballot will be announced Wednesday.
Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza and Curt Schilling are certain to be among the other first-time eligibles. Jack Morris, Jeff...
The Baseball Hall of Fame has released the list of players on the 2013 Hall of Fame Ballot. The three most notable players on the ballot are Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Roger Clemens. This is the first time any of these players have entered the ballot. Regardless of whether or not any of these [...]
Just vote no and get it over with.
I really don’t need to continue, but with the revelation that defining Steroid-Era players Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, and Roger Clemens are first year eligibles for the Hall of Fame, get ready to hear some righteous piety from the members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America
News of Steroid’s “Big 3” along with other first-time...
Following the players’ strike in 1994-1995, the MLB turned a blind eye and allowed players to use Performance Enhancing Drugs (PEDs), such as steroids and HGH. But why would Bud Selig do this? Easy, PEDs created a renewed interest in the sport and put butts in the seats in stadiums across the country.
This year will be the first year that many of the best players of this “Steroid...
Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and Roger Clemens are just a few of the names on the 2013 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot. What makes these names different from the others on the ballot is that they have all been linked to performance enhancing drugs at some point in their careers. So will the voters allow PEDs in Cooperstown?
Based on accomplishments alone, these players seem...
This January, as it does every year, the Baseball Writer’s Association of America (BWAA) will be voting on the National Baseball Hall of Fame. What’s far from typical is the attention this year’s particular ballot will receive. Among those eligible for the first time will be Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, Craig Biggio, Curt Schilling and Mike Piazza.
In the cases...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist It could have been the greatest Hall of Fame class since Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb were installed in the very first vote back in 1936.
It would have been if those eligible had allowed their natural ability to carry the day.
Barry Bonds never needed steroids to be great. It was already in his genes, and the numbers he put up...