No fond farewell for the Rocket

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Clemens was cast as an opposing pitcher in the film “Cobb” and he could have easily fit in during that rough-and-tumble era.

“There has been a lot of stuff with him that has gone on, leaving Boston, going to Toronto, then going to the Yankees,” Palmer said. “But here’s something I don’t get. Nolan Ryan [who was showered with good will and gifts when he retired with much fanfare] was just as mean as Roger, but he was maybe looked at as just a good old boy.”

No one ever thought of Roger Clemens as a “good old boy” on the field. He was always a bad, bad man — but one that anybody would love to have on his team because he was the best there was.

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