It's round two of the Roger Clemens steroid debacle. The Feds are up to the plate for the second time in the game to prove that Roger misled a House committee at a landmark drugs-and-sports hearing in 2008. The first trial last July ended in a mistrial when prosecutors introduced inadmissible evidence after only two witnesses had been called. Currently, they are in the process of picking a jury from a bullpen of 90 potential jurors, some who know who Clemens is and some that actually don't. I'm not sure how you cannot know who he is, but some don't. In case you are one of those people that don't know, he is a 7 time Cy Young Award winner who would have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame on the first ballot if it wasn't for all of this steroid stuff. The Feds hope to convict Roger "The Dodger" for lying to a Congressional Panel on a hearing concerning steroid use in baseball. Clemens faces a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a $1.5 million fine if convicted on all six charges.
Let me just say that I am a baseball fan in its purest form. In my opinion there is no room in sports for performance enhancing drugs of any kind. PERIOD! It's cheating plain and simple. It tips the playing field to favor a group of unethical players. It appears that in the current modern day of baseball, that playing field was tipped 90 degrees due to a very large group of players shooting P.E.D.'s into their bodies. It actually makes me sick. It gives the grand game of baseball a black eye, a shiner, a mouse under the eye. It also skews any and all records that may have been broken by modern day players such as Barry "Potato Head" Bonds. In my opinion he will never be the home run king. There is no question in my mind that he loaded up his body on steroids just to hit more home runs. Hell, his hat size went up almost an inch due to the roids.
The question I have about all of this cheating is should our federal government take time and countless taxpayers dollars to worry about performance enhancing drugs in sports? The answer, HELL NO! The government has many other problems to worry about like health care, inflation, unemployment and bringing industry back to the USA. That is only a few things on their list to fix, not drugs in sports. They need to tuck their ugly ass tails between their legs and high tail it back to Washington. I'm sure the price tag to the taxpayers will be in the millions if this trial goes all 9 innings. That is money to be better spent on things that really matter to the American public.
House of Kroy tour - *...sans the basement and garage.*
11 months ago