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Thursday, February 14, 2008

You Can't Handle The Truth!

Yesterday I put the congressional testimony of Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee on TV while I was working. I like to hear things like that first hand so I can draw my own conclusions.

I know one of the men is lying. I just don't know who.

On the one hand you have a man who has nothing to gain by lying in Brian McNamee. He even has two other people agreeing with his story.

Then there is Roger Clemens. One of the best pitchers, if not the best, to toss the ball. What does he gain by lying? Well, everything. If we believe Clemens then his career has not been wasted, he is an auto entry to the Hall of Fame, and his name lives on forever.

Clemens is either telling the truth or is a great liar. I want to believe him, but as I write this I'm realizing he is wrong in my opinion. It is hard to believe everyone else around Clemens, including his wife, was getting shots except himself.

Why do I care?

I guess because when I watch a sporting event I want to believe the athletes I'm giving my money to are deserving to be in the game. I want to believe I'm seeing athletes performing at the highest level. I want to know and see the best. Just like I wouldn't go to a doctor that bought their degree instead of earned it after years of schooling.

These drugs are illegal for reasons I'm sure to protect us. I don't have to live with Roger Clemens, he has to live with himself. Only he and his trainer know the truth. Maybe he can't handle the truth.


Scott Ploch said...

Clemens should just shut up now. He may end a bigger laughing stock than Barry Bonds.

bill a said...

these quotes are from an article on Steve Kline, the Giants' outspoken lefty reliever, said, "Everybody's just pointing fingers. They just keep wearing out the same guys. Half the guys who admitted to doing this stuff don't get persecuted. I'm not saying that Roger did it ... It's bad for baseball. Who cares about 1987? It's over. We've got a war going on and gasoline prices going up and a recession going, and Congress is worried about steroids." "As an industry, we may be guilty of burying our heads in the sand from some things that happened a long time ago," said Red Sox manager Terry Francona.

it was/is an industry wide problem. remember all those conversations everyone was having about the ball being juiced? everyone benefited as each home run made the strikes fade from memory. all was forgiven. if clemons did it, then he is guilty, if he is lying, then he is commiting perjury, but this isn't justice.

Mark Plocharczyk said...

It sad that it gets more press then the war.

Mike said...

What a pathetic waste of time and money. There are so many more important things affecting this country. If they want answers, have a trial in court. Have all the defendants testify like Andy Pettite, his wife, Roger's wife, etc. Don't let Roger sign autographs and lobby for votes before the trial.
Who's next to go before congress? Brittany? Paris? Amy Winehouse?
How about we let TMZ take over our congress? I know they would accomplish more in a lot less time.

Mark Plocharczyk said...

True. Just don't let Clinton too close to Brittney or Paris.