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Goose...The Hall of Famer
Roger Clemens was recently acquitted of all charges in his Federal case regarding allegations of lying to Congress about performance enhancing drug use, but not all in the baseball world are in support of Clemens. Hall of Fame relief pitcher Goose Gossage is one of those that thinks Clemens has no place in the Hall of Fame, and he’s speaking his mind on the subject. During a radio interview on ESPN New York 98.7, the Goose had plenty to say about Clemens and steroid use in baseball. Roger Clemens’ name will be on the Hall of Fame ballot this coming fall, and there is sure to be plenty of former players speaking on the subject. Among other things, Gossage likened the Clemens trial verdict to the O.J. Simpson verdict. The Goose is not a Clemens believer. Here’s some Gossage quotes:
O.J. Simpson, did you believe he didn’t kill those two people?…Jose Canseco, I lockered next to him. Canseco is the only guy who has come clean. Like him or not, he is telling the truth. These guys, lie, lie, lie and lie. Roger, I think, is in the same boat. I think there is validity to him using and absolutely not do they belong in the Hall of Fame…Cheaters? Does a test count when you get busted for cheating on a test. No and neither should steroids. There is no place for them in the Hall of Fame.
With all of the above said, Gossage admitted that he probably would have taken steroids had they been around in his day. When asked if he would have, here’s his response:
I probably would have. Steroids weren’t a part of the game when I was playing. Toward the end, we wondered what was going on. We knew something was going on. Absolutely, I probably would have…The peer pressure is what is so dangerous about steroids. It is affecting our kids in high school and into college. These things are bad for you and they have got to get rid of them. If you are lying, shame on you.
The steroids issue hasn’t gone away, and more need to speak on the subject. Until we start getting some honest answers, we won’t rid the game of this significant issue.
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Roger Clemens visited Fenway Park and apparently was given an unfriendly welcome by the Red Sox fans who once cheered him.
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On Monday Roger Clemens was acquitted on charges of obstruction and lying to Congress when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs during his 24-year Major League Baseball career. The court of public opinion may not probably doesn’t agree, but the jury has spoken. Now the focus turns to whether or not Clemens and his two World Series [...]
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"I gave Roger a call today and left him a message...
Roger Clemens was met with a chorus of boos when he was picked up by the stadium camera during his return to Fenway Park for the Red Sox-Braves game Friday night, MLB.com reported.
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A 12 member jury told Federal prosecutors in strong terms, "get a life." They totally rejected prosecutors 6 charges against one of baseball's greatest pitchers Roger Clemens and hopefully puts an end to the government, and department of Justice involvement in our major league sports. They interjected themselves in the initial issues of steroid and drug use in baseball...
Goose Gossage doesn't want "cheating" Roger Clemens to join him in
the Hall of Fame.
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