Pay It Forward

This article reports that Roger Clemens donated three million dollars towards the construction of a pediatric wing at Houston’s Memorial Hermann Medical Center. The facility opened three years ago with Clemens’ name attended. Due to the desire “To better reflect its commitment to all sports and athletes”, the center has chosen to remove his name from the Roger Clemens Institute for Sports Medicine.

There is a lot of room here to cast aspersions and make sport of “the Institute for Sports Medicine,” but Mr. Clemens, from my perspective, is approaching a sympathetic character.

3 comments… add one
  • is approaching a sympathetic character
    Not to me he isn’t, but I also find this move by the hospital to be pretty lame, quite atrocious. Clemens is no war criminal. He gave that money, earned within the confines of a sport that was in many ways complicit with his actions, for a good cause, and it has surely done a great amount of good. His name should stay, at least for now.

    SF December 29, 2008, 2:44 pm
  • There is no need to remove his name, most medical facilities have made a lot of money bilking patients for large amounts of money for simple procedures.

    Rob SF December 29, 2008, 9:32 pm
  • People are treating Clemens like he’s the second coming of OJ.
    HOF selections are going to be very interesting in 4 years.

    AndrewYF December 29, 2008, 10:12 pm

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