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-----e himself. A complete a-----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' trule colors havereally come out since Mitchell Report was released, little by little, and this is just one more example. And 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.