We’ve gone over this before but every time they run the Clemens stuff on the news I think back to this clip. This version of it was uploaded five years ago just to give you an idea of how long this garbage has been going on.
Back to the issue at hand. At Mazz’s request I won’t get into your tax dollars at work. But I think it’s pretty silly that we’re still paying over $3 a gallon for gas, there are hundreds of thousands of people unemployed, a broken budget, and people’s homes being foreclosed on. But we’ll concentrate on a baseball player’s possible lying to congress.
Well, he’s was found not guilty of obstruction of Congress. Congress had a shitty case, shitty witnesses, and Clemens like Bonds before him has money. Money enough to get much better lawyers that will tear down the governments case and that’s exactly what they did.
So now that Clemens was found not guilty we all admit that he didn’t do steroids, right?
Um, no fucking chance. We all know he did. Thing is, just like Bonds, he would have been great with or without the juice. When everyone’s doing it, isn’t the playing field pretty level. Between the steroids, the HGH, and the amphetamines it’s amazing that players weren’t just dropping dead on the field from liver failure.
So Clemens played in the “juiced” ERA and was the best pitcher in a generation. Thing is, he continued to pitch even after they’d started testing and wasn’t ever caught.
The entire 2004 Red Sox, I still believe, were on the juice. I mean, fat Millar all of a sudden is in shape. Same with Trot Nixon. Damon we know did, that guy was all kinds of shredded. Manny and Ortiz were both on the list of players that failed in 2003. I’m sure that fat bastard Schilling was on it, why not Pedro on HGH To try and get his shoulder right?
I’m just saying, even if it’s against the law, if everyone’s doing it, is it cheating?
That’s the question that the Baseball Writers of America are going to have to wrestle with. I saw a few guys last night saying how they voted for Mark McGuire and Rafael Palmeiro but would have a real problem with Clemens. Really? Why, because he’s an asshole?
It just doesn’t seem right. I think if you’re going to let in one juicehead, you need to let all of them in. If Bonds jacked 73 home runs in a season and walked less than he homered, well, if he’s playing within the rules at the time, put him in. You can have a separate wing in the hall for the era if you feel so strongly about it.
My final take on the whole thing. Clemens is an asshole. When he left the Sox he said it was for a chance to win, then he went to Toronto because they were going to pay him the most. Don’t lie and say it’s for the chance to win. Tell the truth you chased the money. Then when he forced a trade to New York and became a Yankee, we hated him. Loathed that move. Despicable.
The whole I’m going to retire, not retire, play half a season in Houston if you give me a Hummer and I can play with my buddy Andy Pettite. Loathsome. But he was good at his job before, during, and after steroids. So if you’re going to let McGuire in, I say you have to let this guy and Bonds (two guys I really don’t like).