Thursday, April 23, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, April 23, 2020 -- "The $15 Challenge"

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"The last 15 years, in which the question of whether Clemens did sports drugs during that limited period of time in which we decided to care about such things has kept him out of the Hall of Fame, have served to cloud the memory of how incredible he was for two decades. Clemens, like Barry Bonds, wasn’t particularly cuddly, and like Bonds he has some serious off-field markers against his character. On the field, though, he was the best pitcher who anyone alive has ever seen."