December 16, 2007

Your Turn, Roger

John Harper, Daily News:
So now it looks worse than ever for Clemens. He can't follow Pettitte's lead and come clean because he is accused of being a hard-core steroids user for at least a significant period of years. To admit to such usage would make his remarkable late-career success look fraudulent, largely the result of cheating, and would likely keep him from ever gaining entrance into the Hall of Fame.
Teri Thompson and Michael O'Keefe, Daily News:
Baseball's gossip mill has been pumping out rumors that disgraced Yankees ace Roger Clemens is considering suing Major League Baseball for his inclusion in the Mitchell Report. ... Attorneys close to the game say the rumors of a possible Clemens lawsuit are most likely fueled by frustration and amount to little more than an empty threat from Clemens, especially now that Pettitte has confirmed the information contained in the report.
George King, Post:
According to Rohan Baichu, Brian McNamee has severe problems. Baichu believes those problems led McNamee to fabricate stories about injecting Roger Clemens with performance enhancing drugs.

Baichu, a massage therapist with the Astros who served as a workout partner for Clemens from 2004-06 and lived on Clemens' Texas property in order to be on hand for late-night workouts and massages, unloaded on McNamee, a former personal trainer of Clemens.

"He is a piece of [bleep]. First of all, he is an alcoholic," Baichu told The Post from his New York area residence. "He is a troubled soul and has got so many demons in his closets. He has a lot of problems in his life. ... If Roger is guilty of anything, it's that he has a big heart."
Clemens is scheduled to give a presentation -- "My Vigorous Workout, How I Played So Long" -- next month at the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association conventation. Jim Long, the group's president, said: "Our officers are going to meet next week and we're going to see what he does. We're going to try to contact him and let him tell us some things."

11 comments:

Jere said...

That is fucking hilarious about Clemens' "presentation."

Did you see Lupica's take on Pettitte? Awesome.

MARILYN said...

What will Pettite and Clemens when Congress asks them to say if they used steroids or HGH under oath/

SoSock said...

Thanks for the link Jere. Great story.
There's been a lot going on while I've been away, eh. I just skimmed thru the past couple of posts, and I can see I missed some shenanigans.
If you've ever been on a ship you know you don't get a ton of news unless you're trying hard, and I wasn't! There were better things to do :) I did go down to the sports bar every so often for a drink and an attempt to get caught up, but half the time you could only get futball. When you were close enough to a port you could pick up ESPN, but rarely did I hit it right when SC or something was on. So my sports news came from the occasional spot on CNN.
I'll be reading back thru the last week's posts, because I know you guys will have all the relevant stuff covered there, complete with links to pertinant stories - THANKS!
Right now, tho - I've got WAY too much laundry to catch up :(

The Omnipotent Q said...

That column about Baichu by that jackass King was simply hilarious, in light of Pettitte's admission.

9casey said...

These people are amazing , Rohan comes and tells us Mcnamee is a piece of shit, no really him and Radomski are high class drug dealers to the rich and famous we didn't already know they were lowlifes , thanks for clearing that up....

What happened to the good old days of coke and Jack Daniels....

CaKeY said...

OMG This is FANTASTIC! Heelys are on sale for $25 bucks at Modells!

SoSock said...

Whew, I was glad to see that the Tek sighting on the list was a false alarm. I know that doesn't automatically make him innocent, but at least we can still hope. After reading the whole thread from the day of the report's release, it seems the most ominous posts were the ones pointing out just how limited the scope of this investigation was, and yet they found that many of the game's big names involved. I'm sure some of us, if not all of us, will find that a player or players near and dear to our hearts will have been involved. Much like the speed craze in the 70's, it's hard to resist when you feel like you're being left behind if you don't partake.
(That didn't sound like a personal admission, did it?....good)
Oh, and thanks to whoever linked to the SoSH thread about the 2000 WS. That was a great read, and quick recognition on someone's part. I think it was 9casey who posted it. If not, thanks to whoever.

phrenile said...

Anabolic steroids can cause ventricular enlargement, so it's entirely possible that Roger is guilty of having a big heart.

Jere said...

"about the 2000 WS. That was a great read, and quick recognition on someone's part."

First thing I thought ofI thought of that day. (And I woulda had it up sooner if I wasn't driving in a snowstorm:))

I still think I'm the only one to make the 1990 New Britain Red Sox connection, though....

SoSock said...

Anabolic steroids can cause ventricular enlargement, so it's entirely possible that Roger is guilty of having a big heart.

LMAO :)
Roger's preseason bullshit, shopping himself around and deciding to get ready to play only after he's figured out who to honor with his presence for part of a season, pretty much tells me all I need to know about his heart. Steroids make some things shrink, too. (You think maybe the Grinch was a juicer?)

the lanai guy said...

Clemens... what a shame. Now we have to re-think Dandy Dan Duquette! Remember the heat, flack, and crap he took for letting the Rocket go, saying Roger was done. And remember the slam to Dan's career when Roger turned Cy Young baby in Toronto? Well, Duquette was right after all. Roger doped up with the Jays... muther-fecker