Monday, January 7, 2008

Clemens, McNamee and Mackanin

Last night on 60 minutes, Roger Clemens told Mike Wallace he has never used steroids. He says he will tell the same thing to congress. I still do not believe his is innocent, although I hope that he is. I hope he is telling the truth and will not lie to congress. Whether he juiced or not, he is taking all the right steps to prove his innocence. In this country you are innocent until proven guilty, and Clemens has not even come close to being proven guilty, but that doesn't mean he didn't do it.
What interested me was this on Pete Abraham's blog. After Clemens asked McNamee, "Why would you say I took steroids?" McNamee responded, "What do you want me to do, Roger?" This could mean one of two things. 1)McNamee told the truth about Clemens' steroid use and is upset that he ratted out his friend but was threatened with jail time or 2)McNamee did not tell the truth but made it up to save himself from doing jail time. Whatever it is, he seems to be very upset and obviously regrets making those allegations. Now he will face a lawsuit, but may file a countersuit.

In a completely unrelated story, the Yankees have hired former Reds interim manager Pete Mackanin as a major league scout.