Merloni: Clemens deserves to be in Cooperstown

Merloni: Clemens deserves to be in Cooperstown
August 18, 2014, 7:00 am
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Roger Clemens is now a Red Sox Hall of Famer, but will he one day be enshrined in Cooperstown?

The 52-year-old says he isn't worried about the honor.

"It's not something I sit up and worry about every day," said Roger Clemens at last week's Red Sox Hall of Fame induction. "I know what I did in my career and how I did it, and I did it right. I can't control what people think or people that don't look at facts. I can't have no control over that."

On Sports Sunday, Lou Merloni discussed whether or not Clemens should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame.

"I know it's controversial," said Merloni. "I know everyone feels differently. The only way I know to stay consistent with this thing is to put them in the same group whether there's suspicion, whether there's proof or if it doesn't pass the eye test. Just sit there and say, 'who's the best among the peers? Who was the best of the best during this era?"

"When I do that, I look at Roger [Clemens]. I look at Roger back when he was in Boston. To me, he was in the Hall of Fame the minute he went to Toronto, the day he left."