Atrophying Testicles wrote:He may not like it but he's going in as a Boston Red Sock. I think this was discussed ad nauseum a couple years ago by the Baseball Tonight guys. They had some pretty convincing arguments about why he'd go in wearing a Red Sox Hat. I may disagree with them on a lot of things but when it comes to the Hall, I defer to Mr. Gammons.
yes, there was an article on this specific subject 3-4 years ago when roger was still with the yankees on espn's website. ok. make that two years ago.
an article which touches upon the subject broadly
http://www.bostonphoenix.com/boston/new ... 255910.htm
the top-line link was the only article (non-discussion thread) that i was able to find quickly, although i do remember reading at the time that the curator at cooperstown was fairly curt in his announcement that the hall decides what hat a player wears. and that the hall based it on with what team the player was most remembered for, with some shadings and insinuation that it was with boston that clemens became "the rocket" and the name that he was. and if roger didn't like it... well... he could name his next kid Kbabe if he liked.
perhaps the analysis becomes more murky as clemens continues to be unhittable and he becomes more known for being a stud over two decades. then the championships he won with the yankees will perhaps stand out more and his early dominance with the red sox less so. i would say that at this point, it would be close enough that clemens' choice may be the determining factor. and if he wants pin stripes, then so be it.