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DP: Would you put Clemens in the Hall of Fame?
DP: Rafael Palmeiro?
PR: Yes. Anybody that has 3,000 hits and 500 home runs deserves to be in.
DP: But he was busted for steroids, Pete.
PR: But there again, how long did he take steroids? It took a career to build up those statistics. Barry Bonds got seven MVPs and 760-some home runs. Roger Clemens is one of the best pitchers in history. It's hard for me to think that the Hall of Fame wouldn't have those guys in it.
DP: You're 19 years on the outside looking in at baseball. Does it feel like you're still in prison in a way?
PR: I've learned to live with it. The hardest thing to understand is why baseball will not give a guy like me a second chance. They'll give everyone else one. Believe me when I say this, baseball would be better off if Pete Rose is managing a baseball team somewhere today.
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