Monday, January 12, 2009

Feds Move to Indict Roger Clemens

According to an NY Daily News article, federal authorities are convening a grand jury to consider evidence that Roger Clemens perjured himself at hearing relating to the Mitchell Report and PED use in baseball.

Yankees fans will, of course, already know that the Rocket/McNamee saga is well documented from last December.

Honestly, though, one has to think that federal prosecutors have better things to do with their time.

Like, I don't know, trying to convictthis dude first?

Did Rocket use PEDs or HGH? Probably. Was McNamee kind of a weirdo for saving syringes? Oh yeah. Did Rocket lie under oath? Probably. In the grand scheme of things, does it matter to anyone that's not a baseball fan, lawyer or BALCO member? Probably not.


  1. Look, I'm a huge fan of Clemens. He pitched (and won) the only game I've ever seen at Yankee Stadium (I live in Texas). But he probably lied to Congress. That's a pretty big no-no.

  2. There's one more week left in George W Bush's presidency. That also means one more week to pardon the Rocket. I don't know if that will happen but I wouldn't discount the possibility.

  3. Baseball forms part of the essential fabric of American society. Policing its integrity may seem futile in the light of both its often dishonorable past and its ugly, steroid-enhanced present, but it must be attempted.

    Roger Clemens is a symbol of much that is bad in Baseball and America, a man with great talent who let greed and arrogance get the better of him. His sense of entitlement dwarfs his perception of reality.

    His crimes may not be on par with murder or rape, but he broke the law: he lied under oath, and he cheated the sport and its fans. His accomplishments are part talent, part fraud. And he's an American citizen, like you and me; if he lied to Congress he needs to be taught a lesson, he needs to be prosecuted.

    No one is above the law. That's a lesson that seems to have been forgotten in this country for a long time.