Amazinz wrote:What's the reason behind Sox fans hating Clemens? Is it just because he became a Yankee? If memory serves it was the Red Sox organization that treated Clemens badly on the way out, not the other way around.
there's layers there.
a) it wasn't the nation that treated roger dodger badly. it was duquette who figured clemens was washed up and his money was better spent on petie.
b) when clemens was considering leaving the sox, he said that if he did he only wanted to play in the national league so he would never have to face them, except potentially in the world series. two years later... he's with the yankees.
c) let's face it: clemens is an idiot. ungodly arm, but god-awful head. saying if he gets inducted as a red sox he'll have his own induction ceremony at home. going through all the fanfare of retiring as a yankee and then unretiring to be an astro. naming all of his kids with the letter k. i can go on, but you get the point. he's an idiot.
d) he won championships with the yankees. that just hurts. not as much now that the sox have won it themselves, but it hurt then. and still does a little bit.
so i guess 2 of these 4 reasons involve him becoming a yankee... but it isn't quite that simple and it would be like asking if i was looked down as a dinner guest at your house just because once, when i was over, i dropped my pants and crapped all over the dining room table. is that the only reason you're not inviting me back? really? just that one thing? you get the gist.
p.s. embree? nation not bitter.