Clemens on Hall snub: 'It's terrible...I know what I did'

January 15, 2013, 1:00 pm
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Editor's note: Roger Clemens sat down with's Steve Bunin to conduct his first interview since the Hall of Fame vote last week, touching on a number of topics including his increased role with the Astros, the odds he pitches again in the big leagues and, of course, his thoughts on the Hall of Fame.

Steve Bunin

Roger Clemens' body of work is unrivaled in baseball history. But in his first year of eligibility for the Hall of Fame, he received just 37.6 percent of the vote, half of what's necessary to make it into Cooperstown.  Clemens knows the accusations -- never proven -- that his body was changed by performance-enhancing drugs affected the results.

“I can't control that,” Clemens said. “The writers have a vote, and if they wanna take the word of one person (Clemens’ former personal trainer Brian McNamee, who testified he gave Clemens PEDs), I don't wish that on anybody... It's hurtful -- one of the worst things you can do -- terrible, passing judgment on something you know nothing about.

“Some people liked what (the writers) did trying to make a point. Some didn't. It's not gonna change my life, either way.”


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