Brian McNamee says there is no way Roger Clemens will be enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in2013, when his name is placed on the ballet.
McNamee, Clemens’ former trainer whom is suing “The Rocket” for defamation of character because of comments he made Mitchell Report, had some harsh words when predicting the Hall of Fame prospects of his former employer.
“He’s done. He’s not going to the Hall of Fame,” McNamee said in a video interview with Web site sportsimproper.com. “There’s no chance. Too much damage. Too much trust was broken. Between the people that gave him his career, the people that wrote about his career, and the people that supported his career.”
Clemens’ numbers, 354 wins, seven Cy Young Awards and two World Series rings in a 24-year career, are certainly Hall of Fame worthy, but should they overshadow the documented steroid use and court-room circus that insued because of Clemens’ discretions? Mark McGwire and other players involved with the Mitchell Report were bypassed in recent voting, will Clemens see similar treatment? McNamee believes the trust factor Clemens trampled on will keep him out of Cooperstown.
“You know, it takes a lifetime to build trust. All it takes is one monumental moment to break that trust and you’re done. And that’s what happened,” McNamee said in the interview. “It not only happened, but it happened at monumental lengths. So he’s not deserving of the Hall of Fame.”