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by Jeff Pearlman

eBook The Rocket That Fell to Earth: Roger Clemens and the Rage for Baseball Immortality epub
  • ISBN: 0061724750
  • Author: Jeff Pearlman
  • Genre: Sports
  • Subcategory: Biographies
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Harper; 1 edition (March 24, 2009)
  • Pages: 368 pages
  • ePUB size: 1326 kb
  • FB2 size 1112 kb
  • Formats lit docx lrf azw


Pearlman’s book develops a stark, unsparing picture of Clemens’s life that surpasses anything that’s come before. Over 24 seasons, the Rocket would go on to win 354 games, an unprecedented seven Cy Young Awards and two World Series trophies.

Pearlman’s book develops a stark, unsparing picture of Clemens’s life that surpasses anything that’s come before. He was supposed to be the next Nolan Ryan: Roger Clemens, the fearless, hard-nosed Texan with a 98-mph fastball and a propensity to throw at the heads of opposing hitters. In 1986 he set the major league record with 20 strikeouts in a nine-inning game, then matched it a decade later.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. -348. From his obscure youth as a pudgy, unremarkable nobody in suburban Ohio to the mounds of Fenway Park and Yankee Stadium, Roger "Rocket" Clemens is an American icon. His athletic prowess aside, Clemens also embodies a fascinating dichotomy in American culture

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Fell to Earth : Roger Clemens and the Rage for Baseball Immortality. A Fallen Hero Consumed by an Inner Rage That Can't be Quenched. I like Pearlman as a writer, in that he takes unique angles and seems to see athletes in very humanistic lights

The Rocket That Fell to Earth : Roger Clemens and the Rage for Baseball Immortality. com User, March 28, 2009. I like Pearlman as a writer, in that he takes unique angles and seems to see athletes in very humanistic lights. He refuses to needlessly praise or slam, and rarely resorts to the cliche thoughts.

THE ROCKET THAT FELL TO EARTH - ROGER CLEMENS AND THE RAGE FOR BASEBALL IMMORTALITY, BY Jeff PearlmanA fearless, hard-nosed Texan with a 98-mph fastball and a propensity to throw at the heads of opposing hitters, Roger the Rocket Clemens won 35.

THE ROCKET THAT FELL TO EARTH - ROGER CLEMENS AND THE RAGE FOR BASEBALL IMMORTALITY, BY Jeff PearlmanA fearless, hard-nosed Texan with a 98-mph fastball and a propensity to throw at the heads of opposing hitters, Roger the Rocket Clemens won 354 games, an unprecedented seven Cy Young Awards, and two World Series trophies over the course of twenty-four seasons

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“Pearlman’s book develops a stark, unsparing picture of Clemens’s life that surpasses anything that’s come before.”—Boston Globe

 

Jeff Pearlman, the New York Times bestselling author of The Bad Guys Won! and Boys Will be Boys, now brings us The Rocket That Fell to Earth, an explosive account of the rise and fall of Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees superstar Roger Clemens, arguably the greatest pitcher of all time. Called “exceptional” by Time magazine, The Rocket That Fell to Earth is a stunning portrait of a sports legend equally loved and loathed by fans and colleagues, his life and his storied career, and his place at the dead center of professional baseball’s shocking steroid controversy.

Comments: (7)
Gavinranadar
As a Texan i stubbornly ignored the signs, then i chose to ignore the testimony, all the while waiting for "the truth' to come out and vindicate Roger.

Unfortunately Jeff Pearlman has, beyond a shadow of a doubt, convinced me that my hero was and is a fraud.
The author does a phenomenal job chronicling Rogers history (not the revisionist version Roger had led us to believe) all the while acknowledging his (few) virtues.

This is certainly a fair and impartial history of the facts...as distasteful as they are.

A fantastic read!
Felhann
I had a lot of trouble putting it down. Gave 4 stars because I always like to know the aftermath of the story. It isn't here. What is going on with Clemens and his family? Sisters? Kids? Wife? Who were all the other women? Details!!! Crazy how these owners of ball teams pay so much money for people like him when there are so many kids out there that baseball is their passion, willing to play for much less fo
spark
Ok, I will admit that right off the cuff I love to read biography tabloid books. The title on this one and watching all of the steroid scandal and media coverage on Roger Clemens (as he perjured himself) has kept me glued to the topic. Regardless, the man lied and he should just be forthright and come clean.

The book really tells the true character of Roger Clemens -- his arrogance. I am not saying he was not a good person and did not go charitable giving ... but I think he did it for his own purposes. The fact that he cannot tell the truth about his steroid use just shows what kind of person you are dealing with. The book really brings about some of the color in his character. I have always been intrigued by the Clemens intimidation factor on the mound. His intimidation and precision on the mound was fueled by steroids.

The book goes into the story of a chubby boy born in Ohio to a broken home who remakes himself into a "Texan" with more stability. Most people think of Clemens as a Texan ... not so. Just another facade that "The Rocket" puts on. Roger dreamt of going to the majors and was able to fulfill that dream (that is admirable). However, at what cost? This book delves into the life of a baseball star "The Rocket" who indeed is very human.

How much more admirable would he be if he came forward and told the truth. I don't think he has the truth in him or believes the truth. Read the book, it's a fast read and entertaining. A great baseball tabloid book up there with Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits, and How Baseball Got Big. Incidentally, Conseco held Roger's hand through the beginning of the juicing process.

5 stars for entertainment value.
Мох
JEFF PERLMAN DOES A REAL NICE JOB WITH THIS BOOK. I DID NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT CLEMENS PERSONALLY BEFORE I READ THIS. NOW I KNOW I WOULD NOT WANT TO KNOW HIM PERSONALLY. BEING AN INDIANS FAN FOR MY WHOLE LIFE, I HAVE SEEN HIM PITCH MANY TIMES AND DEFEATED THE TRIBE MOST TIMES. I NEVER DID LIKE HIS HEAD HUNTING TACTICS BUT I DID RESPECT HIS ENORMOUS TALENT. THE ROCKET WAS ONE OF THE BEST POWER PITCHERS OF THE 80'S AND 90'S. HE WAS AROGANT, SELF CENTERED AND FULL OF MANY THINGS MOSTLY HIMSELF. JEFF PERLMAN GIVES THE READER SOME OF THE BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE ROCKET BOTH ON AND OFF THE FIELD. CLEMENS HAD A GREAT WORK ETHIC BUT TOOK ON THE ARROGANT PERSONALITY HIS BIG AND TROUBLED BROTHER ADVISED HIM TO. CLEMENS STARTED TO SLIP TOWARDS THE LATE 90'S AND HIS SUPER SIZED EGO WHICH CRAVED ATTENTION WAS FED WITH STEROIDS AND GROWTH HORMONES. THIS REJUVENATED HIS CAREER TO THE POINT THAT IDIOTS LIKE STEINBRENNER PAID RIDICULOUS AMOUNTS OF MONEY FOR HIS SERVICES. AFTER READING THIS BOOK I WOULD THINK THAT MOST PEOPLE REALLY LOATHE CLEMENS. HE IS OUTRAGEIOUSLY GREEDY, A CHEATER IN SPORTS, A CHEATER ON HIS WIFE AND JUST A PLAIN FAT A__ LIAR. NOW HIS INSISTENCE THAT HE DIDN'T USE ROIDS HAS OPENED UP MANY DOORS IN HIS PAST LIFE AND THE TRUTH IS VERY UGLY. I HOPE HE IS FOUND GUILTY AND SERVES PRISON TIME. HE HAS BEEN SO PAMPERED AND RECEIVED SO MUCH ATTENTION THAT IT IS TIME FOR HIM TO GET HIS.
Skiletus
too slow, but lots of good information
Clonanau
The book was very used but also very entertaining.
Reemiel
A well researched and written book. It gives you great insight into one of the biggest personalities that ruled the era.
This book reads "like butter", as they say. I read it in two sittings and was sad to see it end. As Jemele Hill notes on the back cover advance praise, "The Rocket..." is FAIR. Describing Clemens life from childhood to the most recent developments, author Pearlman does a masterful job of describing a man who lived to pitch. Self centered and egotistical, Clemens could also be kind and compassionate when the occasion suited him. An honest book about the best pitcher (albeit a massive fraud and cheater) of his era. Simply shouldn't be missed.

Highly recommended.
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