Cito Gaston is NOT Roger Clemens' Biggest Fan

Tony ArnoldineCorrespondent IApril 3, 2009

DUNEDIN, FL - MARCH 4:  Manager Cito Gaston #43 of the Toronto Blue Jays watches batting practice before play against the USA World Baseball team in an exhibition game on March 4, 2009 at Dunedin Stadium in Dunedin, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

During his usual daily sit-down with the media, Blue Jays current and former manager, Cito Gaston, was asked what he thought about comments in a new book about Roger Clemens that allege he influenced the team's management to eventually fire Gaston.

Gaston hadn't read the book or heard the quote, but he doesn't seem to like "The Rocket" very much anyway, saying this:

"He's an a**h**e himself. A complete a**h**e," Gaston said with a chuckle. "And I'll say that loud, right in his face. It was all about him. Ain't about nobody else but him...When he's pitching, everyone's in the dugout pulling for him, but when he's not pitching he's not in the dugout," Gaston said. "I didn't feel like he supported his teammates as much as he wanted support."

Gaston went on to say that Clemens often went behind his back and he wishes he had confronted Clemens with these complaints during their two seasons together, but didn't.

"He wouldn't (confront me). One of us would have had an ass whuppin' that day," Gaston said. "It might have been me, but he still would have known I was there."

Clemens' true colors have really come out since Mitchell Report was released, little by little and this is just one more example.

He used to be such a hero, such a role model, and everyone went gaga over him.

It makes you wonder what all the other athletes we look up to are really like.