Tomorrow both Roger Clemens and Brian McNamee go before a Senate Committee and testify, under oath, regarding their knowledge of steroid use in baseball. They will also talk about their personal experience with steroids and, interestingly, both parties are at odds with each other’s version of events. Once the dust clears someone is going to be charged with perjury. In the grand scheme of life, the last thing you want is the feds coming after you with a perjury charge.
For my money, I’m thinking Clemens did it. I think he used, I think he improved, and I think the record books favor him because he cheated. I would say the same thing about Barry Bonds. Clemens cheated to satisfy his thirst for perfection, to satiate his ego, and to do something a mere mortal cannot. He used a substance, which at the time wasn’t against the rules, but now is. His legacy is tarnished and it should be. His slow response to the original accusations was a red flag, and I’m not buying the tale his PR firm, his attorneys, and his crisis team are spinning.
In the long run, I believe we will see McNamee’s story vindicated and Clemens may be charged with perjury. Yet another reason I don’t roll with baseball. Football is king, long live the king!