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Seven years ago, Sox saw different Clemens

The Red Sox saw a pitcher in decline seven years ago. Obviously, they didn't look hard enough at Roger Clemens.

Originally Published: May 25, 2003
By Sean McAdam | Special to ESPN.com

It's not the biggest personnel mistake in Red Sox history -- an honor already reserved for owner Harry Frazee's decision to sell a plump pitcher-outfielder to the New York Yankees some 80 years ago -- but it's got a pretty good claim to second-place on that list.

When baseball people see Roger Clemens -- still going strong at 40, nearing career victory No. 300 -- they feel compelled to ask former Red Sox general manager Dan Duquette exactly the same question Jay Leno asked of Hugh Grant:

"What ...

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