NY Lawmaker Urges FBI To Drop Clemens Probe, Saying Pitcher Has Suffered EnoughInteresting take. You can boldly lie all day long to Congress, say your family is going through hell (y'all), and some moron will feel sorry for you and suggest everyone leave you alone.
A Democratic congressman asked the FBI on Wednesday to drop its investigation of Roger Clemens because the pitching great had suffered enough from the probe into steroid use.
Rep. Anthony Weiner, a candidate for New York mayor in 2009, said the FBI is too busy with more important crimes to spend time trying to determine if the ex-Yankees pitcher lied to Congress about taking performance enhancing substances.
"Roger Clemens has been shamed. I think the public record is replete with examples of how he did not likely tell the truth. What is the public benefit of continuing with an FBI investigation?" Weiner said. ...
Maybe people in police custody can start using the "Weiner Defense": "I'm really ashamed that I was caught robbing that bank, but there must be some more important murders and stuff that you have to investigate. You should forget about me. I'll just go home."
Josh Beckett will pitch games 1 and 3 of the season-opening series against the Athletics: Tuesday, March 25 in Tokyo and Tuesday, April 1 in Oakland.
The Red Sox face Joe Torre and the Dodgers today at 1 PM. Derek Lowe faces Tim Wakefield. I think ESPN is showing the game.
Ellsbury, CFCoco Crisp goes for a root canal today. I finished up a root canal last month and I hope Ococ has someone as good as my dentist. During the drilling, I dozed off several times.