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Friday, February 26, 2016

Roger Clemens gives Astros pitchers a split-finger tutorial - Houston Chronicle

Clemens had one of the most menacing split-finger fastballs of the last generation, and he didn’t hesitate when Astros pitching coach Brent Strom asked him to visit with righthanders Michael Feliz, Jordan Jankowski and James Hoyt.

“Just explained to them the proper grip of a split instead of a fork ball and the thought processes when you’re throwing the baseball to home plate,” Clemens said. “And we got a little technical with them too.

“Today here in spring training the wind is a factor, and depending on what field you’re at, that will kind of dictate what a split-finger will do. It’s similar to trying to relate it to golf a little bit on the golf ball with the spin on a golf ball.”

Jim Furtado Posted: February 26, 2016 at 10:48 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, roger clemens

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Roger Clemens responds to Roy Halladay’s anti-PED tweet

The Blue Jays were using all these PEDs and couldn’t even win a division title????

Ahead of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s announcement of the class of 2016 on Wednesday, former pitcher Roy Halladay tweeted his stance on allowing alleged PED users into the Hall.

“When you use PEDs you admit your not good enough to compete fairly!” Halladay wrote. “Our nations past time should have higher standards! No Clemens no Bonds!”

Halladay was referring to widespread suspicion that pitcher Roger Clemens and slugger Barry Bonds used performance-enhancing drugs during their playing careers.

After it was announced that Clemens and Bonds failed to garner the necessary votes for election for the fifth year in a row—Clemens received 45.2% of the vote and Bonds earned 44.3%—Clemens issued a statement, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26.

“I was asked to comment on the subject of the Hall of Fame once again by some of my friends in the media,” Clemens said. “I will say thank you again for those who took the time to vote. I have distanced myself from the subject and have moved on. Having said that, what is disheartening is getting a call or a text from family or friends about an ill informed player making an asinine statement. The latest coming from a former Blue Jays pitcher.

“Just to enlighten him, he was accused of using amphetamines by the ‘strength coach.’ You should be very careful when putting tweets out while not having your facts on the matter at hand.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 07, 2016 at 11:09 AM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: hall of fame, peds, roger clemens, roy halladay

 

 

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