Until Clemens’ legacy is truly revealed, keep him out of Cooperstown
Andy Petite, one of Clemens’ former teammates in New York, was seen as a critical part of the prosecution’s case, but during cross-examination by the defense last month, Petite backed off his claim that Clemens had told him about his past human-growth hormone use, considerably weakening the prosecutor’s case.
Clemens, 49, fought back emotion as he addressed the media after the verdict came down. “All you media guys that know me and have followed my career," he said, "I put a lot of hard work into that career."
For now, it seems that in Clemens case, judgment begets even more judgment. As the five-year long battle for Clemens to regain his “innocence” comes to a close, another battle is on the horizon: The National Baseball Hall of Fame. Many felt that Clemens had battled so hard against the allegations because he specifically did not want to lose his chance to be immortalized among baseball’s greats.
If you look at Clemens numbers, it’s a no-brainer – 354 wins, 4,672