Date: August 18, 1988

During an interview with Channel 5 Boston's Mike Dowling, Clemens said of the traveling that goes with being a baseball player, "it's not easy carrying your luggage around." The Rocket went on to dog the Fenway park facilities, lack of a support staff, and addressed his reported charging for autographs. His contract negotiations and subsequent media fallout gave birth to the out of touch, self aggrandizing diva athlete we know all too well today.

Later in the year, Dowling sat down with Clemens again, this time to supposedly set the record straight. Clemens, instead, gave irrefutable evidence of his being a total jackass by threatening the media with, "somebody's going to get hurt... and it isn't going to be me."