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December 17, 2007
BASEBALL: Taking It ... Where It Should Not Go

This goes rather too far even for dedicated Clemens-haters.
To say nothing of the mental image.

In other news, somebody needs a hug.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 12:48 PM | Baseball 2007 | Comments (5) | TrackBack (0)

I take the same stance with the Mitchel Report that I took with Bonds. If it occured prior to the rules of baseball being changed and/or there is no positive test, move on. Baseball does not need this to drag out. Get it over with. Punish the offenders that have tested positive, continue to work onh HGH testing and get ready for teh '08 season.

As for Clemens, he and Andy are pretty close ... who knows.

Posted by: maddirishman at December 17, 2007 4:33 PM

McNamee fingers Clemens and Pettite, but neither of them will finger the other because they are such good friends. Palmeiro fingered Tejada a year and a half ago, and Tejada is still upset. I wonder if any of them can feel the taint yet.

I could go on....

Posted by: zufall at December 17, 2007 10:06 PM

Clemens has always been a fraud. Nothing he gets will go too low as far as I am concerned. Asking out of game 6 in' 86 and in the ALDS this year are perfect bookends to his career.

Posted by: Magrooder at December 17, 2007 10:40 PM

It doesn't matter if these drugs were "legal" or "illegal" in baseball. It does, however, matter that they are (and were) ILLEGAL as per the Federal government. In addition, as Mitchell points out in the Report, it has long been against baseball's rules for players to take prescription drugs without a prescription. So, unless McNamee is a medical doctor and we don't know about it, Clemens and Pettitte are both guilty of cheating. This is also why so many of the names on "the List" are so anxious to say they got the drugs via a prescription. But, if you read the Report, you'll see just how specious these prescriptions (and the prescribers) are.

Posted by: Kellynch at December 18, 2007 11:16 AM

Remember the Bad News Bears? When Lupus tells the other team (the Yankees, with Brandon Cruz from 'Eddie's Father') to "stick it where the sun don't shine!"? Then again, how did Kelly Leak get so good? And wasn't Engleberg getting bigger all the time? Maybe that's where players got the idea to shoot up.

From Buttermaker to Radomsky to Macnamee. Can't you see the chain?

Posted by: Daryl Rosenblatt at December 18, 2007 11:17 AM
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