In response to Soxdog67's comment:
In response to JIMMYPROFFER's comment:
Do you have any proof that Clemens "milked" his contract?
Has there never been any other pitchers that went through some down years?
Do I have proof...only what I saw with my own two eyes...
But let's see..during Clemens final contract with the Sox, he put on the most weight he ever had, snubbed his manager (Butch Hobson) in Spring Training...complained about having to carry his own bags in the airport...had close to a .500 record for 2 1/2 seasons...then magically in July of his final contract season he pitched lights out again and added a 2nd 20 strikeout performance against the Tigers in Detroit....coincidence or playing then for free agency??
My money is on the 'Texas Con Man' (as described by the late Will McDonough of the Globe) playing for the new contract.
At the time I thought the bag comment made Clemens a diva. Compared to today's athletes he was a construction worker. Most of Clemen's career he flew commercial airlines and did not have people pre-checking him into hotel rooms. He never got on twitter and complained about writers. His 20 game strike out, all the reporters left fenway early to go to the celtic's game and there were not many fans in the stands.
Some people do get stronger as they get older without roids.
I'm glad Roger was a red sox and was sorry he left. If John Henry had owned the team then, he would have made sure that Roger stay in Boston for his whole career.