Baseball Fans React To Roger Clemens’ Statement About Hall Of Fame Snub

Baseball Fans React To Roger Clemens Statement On Hall Of Fame Snub

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  • Roger Clemens issued a two-paragraph statement about being snubbed for the Hall of Fame for a 10th and final time.
  • Clemens only received 65.2 percent of the vote, falling well short of the 75 percent needed for enshrinement.
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For the second year in a row, the Baseball Writers Association of America proved, without a shadow of a doubt, after not electing Roger Clemens nor Barry Bonds, that the Baseball Hall of Fame is pointless. (As if it already wasn’t when 16 voters left Greg Maddux their ballot in 2014.)

This year, after electing NO ONE, the writers decided to only elect one player: David Ortiz.

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In 2014, the Baseball Hall of Fame changed its rules, reducing the number of years a player could be eligible for induction from 15 years to 10. This means, that after Tuesday’s vote, Barry Bonds, Curt Schilling, Sammy Sosa and Roger Clemens now join Pete Rose, Mark McGwire, Manny Ramirez, Alex Rodriguez, and Rafael Palmeiro as players with Hall of Fame stats that will not be elected to the Hall of Fame by the writers.

Following the vote, Bonds and Sosa were silent. Neither of them, at this time, have issued any sort of comment.

Schilling, of course, took to Twitter. This year, however, he wasn’t making any threats. Instead, he just congratulated his former teammate David Ortiz.

“Every year the conversation revolves around who didn’t get in,” Schilling tweeted. “Like all star voting, who got cheated. I say it every year and especially this year, focus on who did get in. @davidortiz deserved a 1st ballot induction! Congratulations my friend you earned it! #bigpapiHoF.”

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Roger Clemens, on the other hand, did directly address the elephant in the room

“Hey y’all! I figured I’d give y’all a statement since it’s that time of the year again,” Clemens tweeted.

“My family and I put the HOF in the rear view mirror ten years ago. I didn’t play baseball to get into the HOF. I played to make a generational difference in the lives of my family. Then focus on winning championships while giving back to my community and the fans as well.

“It was my passion. I gave it all I had, the right way, for my family and for the fans who supported me,” he continued. “I am grateful for that support. I would like to thank those who took the time to look at the facts and vote for me. Hopefully everyone can now close this book and keep their eyes forward focusing on what is really important in life. All love!”

Baseball fans and some former players’ reactions to Clemens’ statement were all over the board.

So there you go.