Roger Clemens has interesting reaction to not being voted into Hall of Fame

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Rog

So, the results are in and for the first time since 1996, the Baseball Writers Association of America failed to induct a single person into Cooperstown. Among those denied entry: Craig Biggio, Jack Morris, Mike Piazza, Curt Schilling, Barry Bonds and many others.

I’ll allow the statheads, numbers geeks and those of that ilk break down and analyze how the vote went down and who was the most robbed, who deserved it and who will have better luck next year, but Roger Clemens appears to be the first of those slighted to make a public reaction to the very public slight. And it’s a doozy. At least in a confusing, head-scratching sort of way.

Clemens took to Twitter to express his disappointment. And while his words appeared heartfelt, honest and to be fair, at least somewhat understandable — although that depends on which side of the fence one happens to be on the Great Debate that will pervade Hall of Fame voting for the next decade and perhaps further — the way Clemens chose to sign off on the tweet is what makes it most peculiar.

“Muchie Peachie”? The hell? I have never heard that used. At first, I suspected he was trying to use “Machu Picchu” but that made no sense. So I checked and according to Urban Dictionary, the term is used as follows: “If someone does something to help you and you want to thanks or that was much appreciated you can just say muchie peachie.” And if Clemens hadn’t used it as a sign-off, I would have had no idea the term even existed. Weird.

To me, “muchie peachie” sounds too much like “snoochie boochies,” the oft-uttered phrase of Jay from Jay and Silent Bob fame. But hey, maybe that’s just me. But in any event, thanks for reading. Muchie peachie. Or whatever.

 

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19 Comments

  1. joe fan

    January 10, 2013 at 1:01 am

    7 time Cy Young winner and & 7 time MVP of league don’t get voted in.The voters have become more pathetic than the players they hold a grudge with.These 2 were the game of baseball and why millions watched and the league made billions of $ off of and why you blown ego writers have a job.As a fan I vote that all of you be removed from voting and writing about baseball and the players of their era be the voters who decide who goes in HOF and who stays out.One thing for sure and thats baseball HOF committee members no more your out until you let some air out of your swollen heads.

    • James Fry

      January 10, 2013 at 7:28 am

      So you are saying that a guy who used drugs to cheat the game should be rewarded? Nice!!!

      • Jay D

        January 10, 2013 at 11:57 am

        Where is this proof on Clemens and when was it used? Far as I can tell you just slandered him? I personally don’t think much of Clemens but he belongs in the Hall. Piazza is a joke as is Biggio. Is he better then Bench or Berra? Hell no!

        • LG

          January 10, 2013 at 12:02 pm

          ^^ Stankees….I mean Yankees fan much?

    • TOEJAM1

      January 10, 2013 at 9:24 am

      NONE of those steroid freaks should be allowed in…NONE of em. Who cares how much money they made the league, they were receiving huge contracts at the time. Besides the fact that when they got caught they did nothing but dodge the truth. Clemens lied to a grand jury!!..no hall for any of these guys….period!

    • Jim Hoffman

      January 10, 2013 at 10:34 am

      Remove the stats completly of all the ‘Droid Freaks. Same as Cheater Armstrong, remove from the record books.

    • tom fitz

      January 12, 2013 at 7:58 pm

      Joe, it was hard to sift through mess at the end there but I think you were trying to say it’s okay to do steroids and play baseball. Those numbers that you posted about Clemens were tainted by the use of an illegal substance called “performance enhancement” drugs. That’s why he didn’t get voted in.

  2. Nikki

    January 10, 2013 at 3:19 am

    The real question is how the heck Curt Shilling and Craig Biggio don’t get voted in?!?! What in the world is up with that?!?!

    • john

      January 10, 2013 at 7:35 am

      Because the so called know it alls of the baseball writers of america are trying to throw all players that played during the so called steroid era under the bus, which isn’t fair to players like don mattinly for getting snubbed or any other innocent ball player,, the baseball hall of fame voting procedure needs to change as this tactic of the 50yrs old system is obviously out of date and no longer has baseballs best interest at heart!!

    • Jay D

      January 10, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      They didn’t get in because they don’t belong. They are no way equal to those in the Hall! Besides there is more proof of what they did wrong then others and Shillings character is the biggest joke on the ballot!!!

  3. John Malson

    January 10, 2013 at 6:58 am

    You are not in. FACT: muchie peachie.

  4. Andres

    January 10, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Let’s make a reality show to all the voters and pathetic people that talk about integrity and honesty, about player using enhancement drugs, let’s all of you make 50% of the training and afford you need to become a professional player, and allow every single one of you pitch 4 innings or bats millions time using enhancement drugs, let see how many of your pathetic looser can through over 80 MPH or hit a 100 home run in 1,000,000 time at bat, I bet every single one of you, that you wouldn’t do nothing. Then how can you judge that these numbers are from cheaters, you can not achieve Clemens, Sosa, any professional player numbers without training your heart out, and dedicating your entire life just for baseball, enhancement drugs, you don’t even know what that really does.

    • Brusierbrody2099

      January 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm

      Is that English?

  5. Spanky

    January 10, 2013 at 9:58 am

    Biggio was a real gritty, dirt-dog kind of player. And there’s no evidence he was a steroid cheat. Same for Schilling. I’m surprised these guys didn’t get in the HOF this year.

  6. JB29

    January 10, 2013 at 10:23 am

    First “mis-remembered” and now “muchie peachie”? Clemens is a trendsetter as far as the english language goes. What will the cheater say next?

  7. olegunny

    January 10, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I doubt there has ever been a better RHP than Clemons. From the left maybe Sandy K was his peer but his career was shorter. Only a damn fool would think he does not belong in the HOF.

    • Andres

      January 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

      Agree even now He can do over 90 MPH and his over 50 years old!! that impresive

  8. ray larder

    January 10, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Clemons and Bonds will never be in the HOF.

    You can fool some of the people some of the time, but not all of the time.

    Now take your medicine, Bonds and Clemons. Without Cheating.

  9. Roy Wood

    January 10, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    I through this was America Clemens has never been convicted of anything how do you know that some of those there didnt use drugs.I have never been a big Fan of Clemens but I think he belongs in the hall.Sports writers should not be the ones voting people in.Should be managers and former players who vote players in;Sports writers just turn little things like musberger into something to write about.Really disgusted sure wish they would considered Dale Murphy.Rwood

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