He's (George Steinbrenner) the one who gave me a chance to get to the World Series. This is where I wanted to be all along. We had a couple of nice offers from other teams, but I tied my agents' hands. I told them I wanted to be a Yankee.

— Roger Clemens

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If someone met me on a game day, he wouldn't like me.

The days in between, I'm the goodest guy you can find.

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My only day off is the day I pitch (in regards to how hard he works out during off-days).

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Going to Omaha for the College World Series - the people there are tremendous - huge crowds and a lot of excitement. I still remember those days - you make a lot of friends that you never forget when you win a championship like that.

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I had to will my way through that game.

Sometimes, it takes more than talent or more than a 95-mile-an-hour fastball. You have to will it.

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When I get too much rest, I'm usually erotic.

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The student body was huge at UT and you had to mature pretty quick, very quick actually. I enjoyed it and it helped me a lot in my life in general - not only in the classroom but on the baseball field as well.

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I was pitching on all adrenaline and challenging them.

I was throwing the ball right down the heart of the plate.

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I don't bat an eye at stuff like that.

I've had my share of wins. If I worried about the games I should have won, it would probably drive me crazy. It was a fun game to pitch in.

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My main concern is when it's 2-0, I've got to keep it at 2-0.

It gives us a little more of a chance. To give up four more runs, that isn't going to get it done. I don't care who you're facing or who you're playing, it's not going to get it done.

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I've been very fortunate. I feel very thankful. I've been able to come home and do some fun things and make it exciting for people here at home

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The tradition you have at the University of Texas is like no other.

It helped me in the future where I got to play in 2 cities that were rich in tradition.

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He hit the ball so hard, I couldn't even turn around in time to see it go over the fence.

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About Roger Clemens

Quotes 36 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

Andy Pettitte is my friend...I think he misremembers.

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The soreness I have is expected. I have total movement.

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I'd be cheating everyone here, the staff and rest of my teammates, if I wasn't able to stay on top of my work. It was almost like therapy, to come back and get in an environment I'm comfortable with.

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I wasn't scared (during his first at-bat).

I just told them (Mo Vaughn & Kevin Mitchell') to give me all that hockey equipment (forearm pad & shin guard respectively).

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But I'm not looking forward to trying to strike out a lot of guys

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Everybody kind of perceives me as being angry. It's not anger, it's motivation.

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I'll continue to use Mac [McNamee] to train me. He's one of a kind.

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If you're going to cook a fresh chicken, it's not a big concern.

But if you're going to ship a chicken, there's a change in structure.

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That's when I use the word frustrating, when your body breaks down or your body doesn't do the things I'm asking it to do at my age, because I'm trying to keep up with the Joneses.

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Some of my finest memories are from my time at the University of Texas. College baseball, I love it.

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It was an exciting time for me personally because the number of times I've been to the playoffs, that was the opportunity to obtain the first ring. That was special, that's for sure.

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You know in 1982, the year we came in tied for 3rd, we probably had a better team - I mean as far as talent. When we came back the following year and won it, our pitching staff was a little more experienced and it was such a thrill.

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I wish there was a bar I could send opposing teams to and get them hammered or something - I could tell my buddies in New York to leave their places open or something. Playing for the Yankees, guys come at you extremely hard. I have to be ready or I'll be embarrassed

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I've lost a little bit of my fire... I don't want to say I've lost my passion.

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The tradition you have at the University of Texas is like no other.

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I don't want to speak to two empty chairs.

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The reality is that my stepfather was like a father to me and watching him die from a sudden heart attack was one of the hardest things I have ever gone through.

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If I put my mind to it, and I put the work in, I have no doubt I could do it (pitch 4-5 additional years), but I made a promise to the people who've supported me for so many years. It's time to give back to my family.

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If I get two strikes, I'll go to a pitch maybe that will help induce that a little bit.

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Even though I play a professional sport now, I love college baseball

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When you have a chance to take the ball for the world champs, you take the ball.

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I am disappointed that my 25 years in public life have apparently not earned me the benefit of the doubt, but I understand that Senator Mitchell's report has raised many serious questions. I plan to publicly answer all of those questions at the appropriate time in the appropriate way. I only ask that in the meantime people not rush to judgment.

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I love to work with the younger kids who are trying to live out their dreams, if in fact that's what they plan on doing after college to take the next step. A very select few have that opportunity so when you do have the opportunity you know, those guys take advantage of it.

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