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Big Trouble with a Capital T

Roger Clemens Faces the Music.

[Photo Credit: Pewari Naan, Drawing by Larry Roibal]

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1 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 20, 2010 9:25 am

The guys says he can't wait for he day in court.
If this guy has been lying all along about doing PEDs, considering the nature/strength of his denial....
he must be a very disturbed man.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 20, 2010 9:56 am

"he must be a very disturbed man"

I think this goes without saying.

3 Dimelo   ~  Aug 20, 2010 10:11 am

Steve Phillips on WFAN this morning, "the Yankees 2000 World Series championship should have an asterisk next to it because of Clemens".

Man, I hope the next intern throws battery acid at his face. He's such a dick!

Clemens made his own bed, he deserves everything coming his way. His own arrogance, my fastball is so good that you'll swing and miss - it worked well when a batter was standing there trying to hit it - however, McNamee, the feds, the Mitchell report, they didn't need a bat to hit his fastball. It's his own fault, he overestimated his own self worth and thought that he, Roger Clemens, would eventually be vindicated because he's "The Rocket".

4 rbj   ~  Aug 20, 2010 10:18 am

[3] Proving once again that Steve Phillips is an ass.

Any asterisks by the Red Sox WS wins? -- Manny's been busted for PEDs.

5 MDF   ~  Aug 20, 2010 10:19 am

Clemens has a better shot in court than in the media. McNamee will make a terrible witness (talk about being "disturbed').

6 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 20, 2010 10:19 am


there is a reason Phillips is an EX-GM ... poor ability in scouting talent, poor choices in scouting women to harrass, poor ability to form coherent thoughts

7 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 20, 2010 10:25 am

Well, every Serious since 1988 or thereabouts is under suspicion, no?

8 bp1   ~  Aug 20, 2010 10:37 am

I don't know how Steve Phillips remains employed in sports media. Who thinks he's good? And why do people continue to hire him? He has good hair and is fairly articulate, but the thoughts behind the words are unsophisticated. Amazing.

Unless the gov't has a real bombshell we don't know about, no way Roger does time. Kinda weird they'd indict based on "he said she said" evidence, and a questionable syringe in a coke can. It's claimed that the feds don't go to trial unless they are sure of conviction, so I guess we just wait and see on this one.

First thought I had when I heard this was "Andy's not gonna be happy". He's going to be dragged through this again, having to testify against his former friend. To say nothing of the reporters circling the NYY clubhouse trying to get player reactions.

I don't think anyone will come away from this satisfied, as I don't believe there will be definitive proof.

9 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 20, 2010 10:40 am

meanwhile .... Bonds sits back and LAAAAAAAUGHS ....

10 monkeypants   ~  Aug 20, 2010 11:31 am

[9] I somehow doubt that Bonds every laughs.

11 RagingTartabull   ~  Aug 20, 2010 11:46 am

Steve Phillips said that the Nationals should trade Strasburg for Roy Oswalt.

so anything he says ranks somewhere south of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in terms of credibility.

12 Diane Firstman   ~  Aug 20, 2010 2:46 pm


Andy Pettitte's sworn statement that Roger Clemens admitted using human growth hormone was a critical factor in a federal grand jury's decision to indict Clemens on charges he lied to Congress, according to the top Republican on the House committee that heard the former Yankee's testimony.

"If it was just Roger versus [Brian] McNamee, it's a different matchup," former Rep. Tom Davis of Virgina told ESPNNewYork.com by phone. McNamee is the former Clemens trainer who claims to have provided the pitching great with HGH and steroids -- claims the Rocket has vehemently denied.

"We didn't call Andy Pettitte, we deposed him, and he supported McNamee and that was a problem for [Clemens]," Davis said. "Without Pettitte, neither McNamee nor Clemens was that articulate or credible."

13 RagingTartabull   ~  Aug 20, 2010 3:30 pm

I re-read Pat Jordan's 2001 NY Times Magazine piece of Clemens, it ages, umm...interestingly


14 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 20, 2010 3:45 pm

Luis Gonzalez
Career OPS+: 118
2nd Best OPS+: 137
2001 OPS+: 174
2001 WS in question???

15 williamnyy23   ~  Aug 20, 2010 4:52 pm

[12] I don't see how the testimony of an admitted HGH user (which is what Pettitte should be in the eyes of the law) counts as compelling evidence in a perjury case. What's more, Pettitte's testimony is a recollection of what Clemens told him he did, not a first hand account.

Unlike many, I am not convinced that Clemens is lying. I am glad he is getting his day in court because as mentioned in [5], it will be the first forum that will be somewhat fair.

16 Raf   ~  Aug 20, 2010 5:59 pm

[7] I would say even earlier than that.

17 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 20, 2010 6:04 pm

Katy Lied.

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