The Most Hated List

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August 25, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Sugar Land Skeeters pitcher Roger Clemens (21) in the dugout during a game against the Blueport Bluefish at Constellation Field. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

1. Roger Clemens

This one is a no-brainer, and not because of the steroid related issues. Roger Clemens killed the Indians during his career. The numbers speak for themselves. A 27-8 record and 3.13 ERA in 350.2 innings pitched, the most innings he pitched against any other big league team. His 354 strikeouts against the Indians are the second most strikeouts he had against any other team. Detroit came in at #1 with 355 strikeouts. Yes, you read that correctly. He was dominant against the Indians and routinely made us his bitch, for lack of a better term.

Also aiding in Clemens distinction of being #1 on this most hated list was his decision to sign with the Blue Jays in 1997. Many thought that Clemens would opt to sign with the Indians. After all, the Indians had established themselves as one of the premier teams of that decade and on the verge of winning a title. All that was missing to put them over the hump was an elite starting pitcher. Instead, Clemens opted to sign with the Blue Jays and say that he was excited to be part of a winner and a team that was heading in the right direction. Two Cy Young awards and two playoff-less seasons later, Clemens asked for a trade and was sent to the Yankees. The rest is history.