Monday, July 28, 2014

Roger, Nomar, Pedro Go Into Sox Hall Of Fame

(Photos by Otto Greule Jr./Ezra Shaw/Brian Bahr/Getty Images)
Sports fans, set your 'controversy meters' to "stun". The Red Sox announced today that they will induct three players and one broadcaster into the team's Hall of Fame on August 14th. The three players are Roger Clemens, Nomar Garciaparra and Pedro Martinez. Broadcaster Joe Castiglione will also be inducted. Nomar, Pedro and even Joe are no-brainers—all well-deserving honorees. Roger, on the other hand, will undoubtedly cause some controversy. Despite beating a federal perjury rap, few people this side of Brian McNamee believe the big guy was clean (e.g., at age 41, he went 18-4 and won his 7th Cy Young). The reception from the crowd at the pre-game ceremony at Fenway will tell a lot about how The Nation truly feels about Clemens. Fasten your seat belts!