Sunday, February 10, 2008

Are Roger's Pants on Fire?

Wikipedia's definition of LIE:

"A lie is a type of deception in the form of an untruthful statement with the intention to deceive, often with the further intention to maintain a secret or reputation, or to avoid punishment. To lie is to state something one knows is false with the intention that it be taken for the truth by someone else. A liar is a person who is lying or who lies repeatedly..."

I can't wait for the Congressional meeting next week to be done and over with. The circus that has evolved over the last month is beyond ridiculous. Will this public hearing determine once and for all if Clemens was injected with HGH or steroids? Probably not.

Despite all the vehement denials, press conferences, interviews, etc. I still am very reluctant to believe Clemen's story that he is 100% innocent. McNamee may not be the smartest guy out there, but he had nothing to gain by lying to authorities about Clemens. Why would McNamee tell the truth about Pettitte and Knoblauch, but lie about Roger? Furthermore, it appears that his stories regarding Pettitte and Knoblauch WERE true and corroberated by both Pettitte and Knoblauch, so again, why lie about Roger?

It seems that every time either Roger's or McNamee's lawyers release a statement or evidence to the press, it doesn't seem to prove anything, it just makes both of them look desperate and pathetic. Nothing that Roger has said explains anything or refutes the fact that he may have taken steroids. I still don't understand why someone would shoot himself in the ars with lydocane, and I hope someone next week asks for a medical explanation. How does a numb butt help your aching joints anyway?

I guess it just bothers me, that this guy Roger is marching all over capitol hill, meeting independently with congressmen to tell his story. If it were you or I, do you really think any of them would have taken time out of their busy lives for us?

I suppose I am just skeptical, because as a sports fan, I have heard these denials before. Marion Jones was pretty adamant that she NEVER juiced. Now she is going to prison and has lost her olympic medals. Her husband did the same. I don't need to explain Barry Bond's situation. Remember Floyd Landis? You wont see him riding a bike in France anytime soon.

Is Roger just the next sports star in a long line of cheaters? Time will tell. I don't have a crystal ball, but if I were a betting gal.... well... let's just say the odds certainly aren't in Roger's favor right now.

Pitchers and catchers are reporting later this week. Finally!

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