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Posts Tagged ‘Brian McNamee’

Poor Roger

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Mr. Clemens, you have become the butt of some jokes and the recipient of some sad sympathy for all of this excitement you’ve been providing us and now, Tirico Suave has added something to this discussion. And it’s great.

Oh well, look on the bright side Roger. At least you helped relaunch Mindy McCready’s career and you helped make Brian McNamee a household name; all while jeopardizing a sure-fire Hall of Fame career. Kudos. Kudos all the way around.

Isn’t it time for Roger to fall on his sword and issue his mea culpa?

Roger Clemens Admits Nothing, Apologizes Anyway

Roger ClemensI’ll say this for Roger Clemens — he must’ve went to the Oliver North school of denial because even when the world seems to be out to get him, Roger maintains his innocence with an “I admit nothing” zeal.

Although, he’s now apologizing for all this nothing. In a statement released to the Houston Chronicle, Clemens says he has nothing to admit or confess and that he be allowed to address his family matters in private.

He also mentions he’s apologized to his family in private and is offering this same apology-for-nothing to the public.

But if you didn’t do anything (Mindy McCready, Brian McNamee, John Daly’s ex), then why are you apologizing? Is this more Rusty Hardin brilliance falling out of your mouth, Roger?

Did McCready Out Clemens?

McCreadyBy now, you’ve all heard about the Mindy McCready/Roger Clemens hubbub (guys do it all the time, folks) and McCready’s subsequent admittance of the relationship, however, what we haven’t heard about is who leaked this “information” to the New York Daily News. If you remember, in their first article, the Daily News credited sources for these revelations.

My question is, considering how she’s trying to recapture her career and has a reality show called Mending Mindy coming out, could she be the source of the Daily News’ scoop?

I mean, who wouldn’t want a little extra publicity to help market a comeback, regardless if it is glowing or based on an affair. What’s important to a person trying to recapture their lost celebrity status is getting back in the spotlight.

And that’s certainly what’s happened with McCready.

Let’s not forget she also admitted the relationship was, in fact, intimate and that she finds Clemens to be a “kind, caring man.” In other words, she’s feeding the fire the so-called sources ignited by bringing this stuff to the Daily News. The question I find myself asking is, was it McCready herself that spilled the beans to the Daily News, just so she could own up to it a day after the initial report broke.

I’ll say this for Roger Clemens: he’s certainly a valuable person to know if you want to launch or relaunch your fame star. Just ask McNamee and McCready.

In other news, is it a coincidence both of Clemens’ newfound nemeses have an “Mc” at the beginning of their last names? Maybe the two of them conspired against the Rocket. You know, solidarity for people with “Mc”s in their last name.

Whatever the case, this whole Roger Clemens being Munsoned certainly looks like it’s coming to fruition.

Dude, She’s 15

Mindy McCreadyApparently, there was some additional meaning behind Mindy McCready’s song “Guys Do It All The Time.” Perhaps she was specifically referring to Roger Clemens, MLB mistresses and 10-year relationships that began when the subject was 15 — at least according to ESPN, the New York Daily News and now the sports blogosphere.

In case you missed it, sources have revealed (whoever they are) Roger Clemens had a 10-year relationship with country singer Mindy McCready, a relationship confirmed by Clemens lawyer, Rusty Hardin.

Of course, Hardin denied their relationship was sexual, but Clemens family favorite, Brian McNamee indicated he saw the two together numerous times while he was his trainer. This includes at the pitcher’s apartment at the Skydome when he pitched for Toronto.

Draw your own conclusions.

Also, I wonder if Dean Cain — who was engaged to the during the Clemens/McCready timeline — feels like “Supe-ing” up and going after the person that might have helped wrecked his relationship. Of course, Cain probably feels like he got out of that mess just in time.

In honor of all this fun, here’s Mindy singing her smash-hit and you have to just wonder if this wasn’t aimed at a particular pitcher in light of these spectacular allegations.

Andy Pettitte and HGH

Yes, Andy Pettitte addressed the media yesterday and it was about what everyone expected. Pettitte doesn’t consider himself a cheater, but if other folks think he’s lying and want to label him as such, he understands. From his perspective, it was always about trying to heal his body, which brings up an interesting point:

Isn’t an HGH-aided faster recovery time from pitching-related arm issues an unfair advantage in and of itself? Anyway, here’s ESPN’s video:

Of course, never the one to miss a media moment, Hank Steinbrenner defended his pitcher by saying the NFL has a larger steroid problem then MLB. Which prompted Sooze to tell Hank to Please Stop Talking; something we endorse as well. Projecting onto another, more popular sport won’t make Senator Mitchell go away.

In other news, Pettitte still refers to McNamee as his friend. Interesting.

It’s All About the Anti-Trust… And the Kids

WastedOver at the New York Nerd, it was asked why is Congress spending (wasting?) time with Major League Baseball, implying that this time could be better spent on more productive matters. The author also asked for a discussion and that’s what this little post is.

First and foremost, because of MLB’s vaunted anti-trust exemption, the Federal Government can, at any time, call baseball participants in and have them answer to anything a Congressional Committee can think of. Essentially, it’s a trade-off. MLB can stay exempt and the Government can act like Reggie Hammond in 48 Hrs.… You know, the badge giving him permission to kick ass any time he wants?

Well, it’s the same for Federal Government in relation to MLB. For instance, “We’ll maintain your anti-trust but you’ll have to dance to OUR tune when we want you to.”

Furthermore, we are forgetting the most important reason the Feds should have access to MLB and other professional sports: the kids. It’s about protecting the kids. Don’t ever forget that. When you are three months into your next HGH regimen, think about how it will effect those high-schoolers down the block. They’ll want to emulate you.

Misremembering With Roger Clemens

RememberI’ve been thinking about how to do this wrap-up concerning the MLB/Congressional joy thrust upon us this morning: should I review what I learned or should I state where I stand after hearing what both sides had to say or should I say something about this hearing turned into a “toe the party line” exhibition?

No to all of those. Instead, I’m going to leave you with what stood out the most to me:


That’s right. That’s the word Clemens used to describe Pettitte’s recollection of the events being discussed; as in, “Mr. Clemens, you realize Mr. Pettitte’s testimony corroborates Mr. McNamee’s, don’t you?” “Honored Congressperson, it is my testimony that Mr. Pettitte misremembers the events he’s speaking of; however, he is still my friend.”

So there you have it. After four-plus hours of steroids and HGH, misremembering is what stood tall… Well, that and Under Armor All.

We must do this again really, really soon.

Live Blog: Clemens Testifies – Part Two

And we’re back with more Congressional goodness. So what did we learn from the initial session? Well, the some of the committee doesn’t believe McNamee as far as they can throw him and Roger Clemens (nor his lawyer who is not allowed to speak but does so anyway) is very ambiguous about why they interviewed his old nanny before Congress did.

Whatever the result of the meeting, she still testified Clemens was present at Canseco’s field house. The question is, how does this relate to the Clemens/Pettitte/Knoblauch troika and what McNamee allegedly gave these three (an point supported by Pettitte and Knoblauch)?

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