I need to get this off my mind and then move on. Clemens and his lawyers make up a vile trinity (photo) of some of the worst qualities in our culture: greed, manipulation, and a complete lack of accountability.
Between Barry and Roger, baseball has been pretty much destroyed for me. The arrogance of these guys is mind numbing.
Performance enhancing drugs will be a major part of every single sport that has a potential pay off. It is all about the money and until there is a penalty system that makes the reward not worth the risk, all sports will be affected. For baseball, there are two options: fine players enormous sums retroactively (full salaries or more) and hold teams accountable. If a starting player on a team fails a drug test then the team forfeits the next game or possibly loses eligibility for the post-season. There needs to be a culture of enforcement, not silence. Until then, just look around at sports with smaller payouts (e.g. cycling) — drugs are everywhere.
The show that the republicans put on during the hearing was so egregious that for the first time in my life I thought about becoming a politician. These people are an embarrassment. Ignorance + partisanship is horrifying.