Roger Clemens and Roy Halladay Get Into Argument Over PEDs
On Wednesday, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s class of 2016 was announced. It included Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza, and, for the fourth straight year, it did not include Roger Clemens.
While Clemens’ percentage of votes rose from 37 percent in 2015 to 45 percent this year, he still finds himself well short of the minimum requirement for Hall of Fame induction. And judging by this Tweet from Roy Halladay, Roger’s exclusion is exactly how things should be:
When you use PEDs you admit your not good enough to compete fairly! Our nations past time should have higher standards! No Clemens no Bonds!
— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) January 6, 2016
Clemens didn’t like what he heard after catching wind of Halladay’s comments, and he responded with some accusations of his own in a statement to KRIV-TV in Houston:
“Just to enlighten him, he was accused of using amphetamines by the ‘strength coach,” Clemens said in the statement. “You should be very careful when putting tweets out while not having your facts on the matter at hand.”
For those who may be wondering, Roy Halladay has never been accused or mentioned in any PED scandals during the course of his career, and the former Blue Jays and Phillies ace was quick to point that out:
I’ll let my reputation speak for itself
— Roy Halladay (@RoyHalladay) January 7, 2016
Your move, Roger.
Hat Tip – [ESPN]