Tag Archives: perjury

The Return of Clemens

27 Aug

And we thought we heard the last of Roger Clemens when he avoided being charge with perjury/doping this Spring. Now the 50-year old pitcher has returned to the mound. Saturday was the first day Clemens pitched for the minor league team the Sugar Land Skeeters(yes their mascot is actually a mosquito).

So how did Clemens do after being out of the game for 5 years? He looked pretty good for an old dude. Clemens threw 37 pitches, allowing one hit and topping out at 88 miles per hour. Although Clemens says he’s currently not interested in pitching in the majors again scouts from the Houston Astros and Kansas City Royals attended the game.

Clemens is on the ballot this year for the Hall of Fame if he decided to return to the pros, that vote would be pushed back 5-years. I think 5-years is good buffer for people to forget about all the doping controversy, that is unless you dope again. And returning to the major leagues at 50 has steroid need written all over it.

-M

 

 

Say What? Roger Clemens is Innocent

18 Jun

Former Yankee pitcher, Roger Clemens, was found not guilty Monday of lying his ass off to Congress perjury and making false statements. If you’ll remember back I posted how the trial had been pretty boring with several jurors being dismissed for napping. It got slightly more interesting when strength trainer coach Brian McNamee saved old steroid injections that he had given to Clemens in a beer can. But McNamee’s character was torn apart by his former wife. Not only that but apparently storing evident in a old beer can in a Fedex envelope doesn’t seem to stand up in court. Again really think this guy should have gone with a plastic baggie. The jury was also convinced by the testimony from catcher Charlie O’Brien who explained how Clemens real edge came from a new pitch he learned, split-fingered fastball.

I think if we can take anything away from this case it’s that the government needs to stop trying to take down baseball players. The war on baseball has cost the US tax payers, between $2-3 million dollars to prosecute Clemens. This is the second time the government has gone after baseball for doping and ended up with nothing to show for it. In 2011 Barry Bonds was the target who was eventually found guilty of obstruction of justice and sentenced to house arrest. Obstruction of justice is a nothing charge compared to perjury.

I think most baseball fans know doping is happening. It wasn’t a juice diet that turned Bonds into the incredible Hulk. And overall I don’t think fans care. Let’s stop wasting money to prove the obvious. Most players are doping. If they really want to even the fields than let’s make sure they are all on the same steroids.

-M

Wifey is Always Right

15 May

I haven’t covered the Roger Clemens’ perjury trial up until now because it has been super boring. If you don’t believe me than just look at the fact that already two jurors have been excused for falling asleep during the trial. Clemens is on trial for lying to Congress back in 2008 about his performance-enhancing drugs use. If he is found guilty he could face 15 to 21 months in jail. If you don’t know Clemens he is one of the greatest pitchers of all times with 7 Cy Young Awards (given to annually to the best pitcher).

The trial just became more interesting with the testimony of Clemens’ former steroid injector strength trainer coach Brian McNamee. Apparently McNamee saved the waste from the steroid injections because his wife was afraid he would become the fall guy. Literally his wife nagged him so much that he finally decided to collect the steroid waste in a beer can. He then saved the waste in a Fedex package. Now the waste is the main evidence being used against Clemens. Proving that when your wife nags you should listen because who knows when you will be part of perjury trial. Of course Clemens is claiming that McNamee was steroid pusher but he never used them.

McNamee’s testimony made it sound like him and Clemens had some kind of secret affair. He described Clemens pulling down his pants and showing his butt then McNamee’s injected him. Clemens even had McNamee inject his wife Debbie. Apparently Debbie wanted to look awesome for a 2003 Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition photo shoot with her husband.

-M