Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sit This One Out Rocket

Next Month Roger Clemens was going to speak to the Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association. Hmmm I wonder what he was going to talk about? Of course his workout regimen. Now they are having second thoughts about having Roger speak. The President of the Association had this to say:

“A dark cloud has been put over Roger’s head and 99.9 percent of the media says he’s guilty even though he says he’s innocent,” Long told the Associated Press. “That presents a problem for our association. It has to come first over a player or coach.”
(source: Pete Abe)

Update: 4:02

Roger had this to say today about performance enhancing drugs: "

"I want to state clearly and without qualification: I did not take steroids, human growth hormone or any other banned substances at any time in my baseball career or, in fact, my entire life,'' Clemens said Tuesday in a statement issued through his agent, Randy Hendricks. "Those substances represent a dangerous and destructive shortcut that no athlete should ever take."
(source: ESPN )

Now this quote is pretty powerful. I find it hard to believe Clemens but let's say he did take HGH or Steroids; this quote is going to come back and bite him in the ass hard. Now he is in it deep because if he is lying, and the fans will want nothing to do with him. Pettite admitted it and generally the fans still care about him. I hope Clemens is telling the truth because if not he will have hell to pay.


Anonymous said...

Why would you "believe" clemens?

Nate said...

I agree. The fact that McNamee was right about Pettite pretty much guarantees that he was right about Clemens, too. He was Clemens' trainer. I seriously doubt that he gave HGH to Clemens' best friend but not to Clemens. McNamee is not the most credible source (considering he is an alcoholic who only talked when threatened with jail time) but Clemens does fit the profile of a steroid user. His last four years in Boston were merely good, but not superhuman good, but when he got to Toronto he was back to superhuman good. Also, he can get away with lying here. The only evidence is the testimony of an alcoholic facing prison time and he has never failed a drug test. I would like to believe him too, but deep down I don't.