Ryan: Slipping Roger, Nomar in with Pedro?

Ryan: Slipping Roger, Nomar in with Pedro?
February 6, 2014, 10:15 pm
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Bob Ryan shares a theory on why the three are being inducted in the same class in the Sox Hall of Fame.

The Red Sox have announced the class of 2014 for the team's Hall of Fame. It's quite a cast. Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez and Nomar Garciparra will join longtime radio voice Joe Castiglione as honorees.

On Arbella Early Edition, Gary Tanguay wonders why the big-name players weren't each inducted in separate years so they wouldn't have to share the spotlight.

Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe has a theory about that. It has to do with the cloud of performance enhancing drugs that now permeates any Hall of Fame discussion.

"Possibility. They Wanted to slip Roger in, and even Nomar. Under the radar," Ryan told Tanguay. "So, there wouldn't be exclusive focusing and discussion on Roger and and his well-known issues and even Nomar, how he got... pumped up, and kind of diffuse the controversy."

Hmmm. Pedro was no stranger to controversy either in Boston. Look for an interesting induction ceremony at Fenway.