Of course we are all talking about Roger Clemens and steroids and what a bad guy Roger is for using them, while ignoring the fact that we Astros fans are all happy (well, most are happy) that we acquired known steroid user Miguel Tejada.
We are the proud, the many, the hypocrites. Hitting .300 absolves a player on our team from scorn for using steroids.
Roger Clemens is no longer an Astro, having deserted us for the bright lights of the big media, so he isn’t afforded the same absolution by Astro fans. We have decided (most of us, it seems) that Brian McNamee is a bastion of honesty and truthfulness. It has escaped most people that only a year ago, he gave an interview saying the exact opposite.
And please check out Jose Ortiz’ interview with Clemens’ lawyer.
Now, for a fun discussion, let’s suppose you, the reader, are Roger Clemens, and let’s suppose that McNamee IS lying and he never injected you with anything. How would YOU go about proving you are innocent of the accusations?
Now, for something completely different, here is John Brattain’s take on the MLBPA and the steroid issue. I’ve always liked to save the best for last.