I find myself in the uncomfortable position of having to defend Roger Clemens.Matthews, whose up-is-down world includes the belief that Tim Wakefield is the slowest-working pitcher in all of baseball, concludes by saying that perhaps McCready leaked this "non-story" in an attempt to restart her career. And if so, then isn't she just as bad as Clemens, who allegedly used steriods to prolong his career?
I mean, I know the guy’s dishonest, arrogant, a bully, a perpetual teenager and quite probably, a steroid cheat. But a little perspective here, please.
A ballplayer who cheats on his wife? I am shocked. ... The fact that she was 15 and he 28? Well, that one is a little tougher to get around, but these days, 15 is the new 30. ... aside from the age of his alleged mistress at the time of their meeting, this is one big non-story ...
We don't know if Clemens was having "an affair" or "a romance" with the underage McCready ... if Clemens was simply assuming a mentoring role with his young friend, knowing as we do how strongly he feels about serving as a role model for young people.
April 30, 2008
Newsday: Roger Clemens, Victim
Newsday's Wallace Matthews (who has a seven-year-old daughter) says he feels "a twinge of sympathy for Roger Clemens, Victim". He appears to be serious.