As if we needed more proof that the New York Yankees aren’t going to do anything second-rate, word now comes that there’s going to be a full-scale blessing performed at the new Yankee Stadium by finely-coiffed super-preacher Joel Osteen.
(”Cody Ransom? You guys need more help than I thought.”)
And it won’t just be before a game. No, there’s going to be an entire evening hosted by Osteen and his wife Victoria called “Historic Night of Hope.” And given how things are going these days, hope is needed in the Bronx now more than ever. I mean, CC Sabathia just got shelled for 6 runs in 4 1/3 innings in his Yankee debut.
The main thing that’s been so frustrating in this whole steroids production over the past few years is the lack of a smoking gun. And after all these years of waiting, how ironic is it that the most direct evidence yet produced against Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens is in the news on the very same day?
The NEW YORK TIMES is reporting that a Bonds urine sample that was submitted in 2003 did not initially test positive, but did on a subsequent retest. Meanwhile, the WASHINGTON POST reported today that the syringes Brian McNamee kept around for several years do contain Clemens’ DNA.
So who’s going down first (and how quickly can you sell all those Bonds and Clemens baseball cards you’ve kept all these years)?
In the latest chapter of “As The Rocket Implodes”, we turn to the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, whose investigative team has never met an accused user it didn’t like to take chunks out of. Now, it appears that Kirk Radomski, as part of his plea deal with the federal government, is squealing about his alleged dealings with Roger Clemens.
The report cites sources saying Radomski found shipping receipts for shipments of HGH sent to Clemens’ Texas home, in the care of Brian McNamee.
By now you know about Roger Clemens’ most desperate attempt to besmirch the credibility of Brian McNamee.
McNamee claimed in his deposition to federal investigators that Clemens had been at a party thrown by Jose Canseco in 1998. Clemens’ quickly disputed that he had attended the party, and tried to use his denial as a hot poker against the overall veracity of McNamee’s claims against him. Read more…
Rep. Henry Waxman of California to the NEW YORK TIMES today on Roger Clemens’ congressional hearing, “I’m sorry we had the hearing. I regret that we had the hearing. And the only reason we had the hearing was because Roger Clemens and his lawyers insisted on it.”
Waxman oversaw the hearing, which he claims “sullied” Clemens and unnecessarily embarrassed Brian McNamee. He also claims that because of the hearing, 90% of the public now doesn’t believe the former pitcher.
To us, the only thing the hearing proved was we were wrong about Clemens’ counsel, Rusty Hardin. Read more…
• WITH LEATHER gives a toast to the Sacramento Kings dance team:
• JOE SPORTS FAN takes a look at the folks who would purposefully spend money to attend the Pro Bowl.
• THE SPORTS HERNIA briefs us on Roger Clemens’ lawyer Rusty Hardin.
Tags: Chicago White Sox
, Drunk Athletes
, Joey Harrington
, Mark Buehrle
, Michelle Wie
, Roger Clemens
, Rusty Hardin
, Sacramento Kings
, William Ligue
, Willie Wood