Aug 19, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT
In response to my post regarding the problems the prosecution may have convicting Clemens, reader Anthony E. emailed me and basically asked why does anyone care about McNamee’s credibility if the feds have DNA evidence related to Clemens and PEDs (which they do). Good question! And, as I noted over a year ago, it actually…
Aug 19, 2010, 3:30 PM EDT
A bit of meta navel gazing to cleanse the palate after a couple hours worth of Roger Clemens stuff.
Aug 19, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT
I only pose this question because someone will ask it, and I’ll be damned if I don’t have to have all the answers. Short version: this shouldn’t matter a lick. As we recently discussed when A-Rod hit his 600th home run, there are some Hall of Fame voters who will never, ever vote for a…
Aug 19, 2010, 2:30 PM EDT
The Feds’ convict 90% of the people they indict, but I think Clemens has a decent chance of beating this thing.
Aug 19, 2010, 1:47 PM EDT
We can argue about whether Congress should have been involved in the steroids mess to begin with, but the fact is that they were, and Roger Clemens deserves a lot of the blame for that.
Aug 19, 2010, 12:53 PM EDT
Roger Clemens is going to be indicted by a federal grand jury for lying to Congress. Possibly as early as today.
Aug 19, 2010, 12:30 PM EDT
A mullet is business in the front, party in the rear. Vin Scully, on the other hand, is all business.
Aug 19, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT
Like I said yesterday: I ain’t thrilled with the Derrek Lee trade. But he sure beats trotting the corpse of Troy Glaus out there each day
Aug 19, 2010, 11:28 AM EDT
Hurt? Out of synch? Pining for the fjords? Maybe he just misses his old catcher.
Aug 19, 2010, 10:59 AM EDT
Can someone as sensitive about his privacy as Jayson Werth seems to be survive in the Big Apple?
Aug 19, 2010, 9:59 AM EDT
It takes a lot to get David Wright out of the linuep, so it’s pretty safe to say that whatever it was that caused him to check out of last night’s game in Houston was serious: “Something came on about the fourth or fifth inning,” Wright said. “I felt real nauseous and just throwing up…
Aug 19, 2010, 9:27 AM EDT
It was promised and expected and last night it happened: the Players’ Association filed a grievance against the Mets over him being placed on the disqualified list and for deeming his contract non-guaranteed. You’ve heard me go on and on about this so I won’t bore you with that again. But how telling is it…
Aug 19, 2010, 9:12 AM EDT
There goes all of that crazy Wes Helms speculation I was looking forward to at this year’s Winter Meetings: The Florida Marlins have signed third baseman Wes Helms to a $1 million, one-year contract extension through the 2011 season. The Marlins generally don’t sign players to extensions during the season, but have been talking to…
Aug 19, 2010, 8:53 AM EDT
I missed this when I was doing the recaps, but the ending of the Dodgers-Rockies game was pretty nifty. Well, if you were a Rockies fan or if you like to rag on third base coaches and stuff. Bottom of the 10th, two down, Dodgers down by a run. Reed Johnson was on first base…
Aug 19, 2010, 8:25 AM EDT
Ozzie Guillen didn’t want a DH this season. His DH from last season killed the Sox on Tuesday night. Let’s see how Ozzie responds to questions about that!
Aug 19, 2010, 5:56 AM EDT
The Yankees-Tigers game, starring Sean Penn, Esai Morales, Ally Sheedy and introducing Alan Ruck!
Aug 18, 2010, 5:29 PM EDT
The Tampa Bay Rays — who have just about the best pitching in the American League — have signed Ramon Ortiz to a minor league deal. Ortiz threw 30 innings for the Dodgers this year to the tune of a 6.30 ERA. Since then he’s been in the Mets system. I can’t for the life…
Aug 18, 2010, 5:06 PM EDT
Joshua Prager wrote the book The Echoing Green, which is the definitive story of the 1951 pennant race that culminated in “The Shot Heard ‘Round the World.” Today he has a remembrance of Bobby Thomson over at The New Republic. He reproduces a Thomson quote there that, even if you’ve seen it before, bears repeating:…
Aug 18, 2010, 4:30 PM EDT
“The Cubs threw me into the fire. They made people think I’m a monster.” – Sammy Sosa on the Cubs in a forthcoming in-depth interview with Chicago Magazine in which he describes how he has no current relationship with the Cubs and how everything is just icky. The interview is not available online yet, but…
Aug 18, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT
The way I see it, if agreeing with Vin Scully makes me wrong, I don’t want to be right.
Aug 18, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT
Jon Paul Morosi caught up with Joe Torre yesterday, and based on a bunch of quotes — which I’m not going to reproduce; click through and read them — concludes that Torre is leaning strongly towards retiring. Maybe there’s more going on than we know and Torre’s comments were all prefaced with a big disclaimer…
Aug 18, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT
I’m guessing that Dusty Baker may want to bump Johnny Cueto’s next start against the Cardinals to, oh, 2024 or so: Catcher Jason LaRue, who suffered a concussion last Tuesday when he was kicked in the head by Cincinnati pitcher Johnny Cueto reportedly still is having issues and his return is not imminent. Asked if…
Aug 18, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT
Buster Olney asked a general manager why we have the complicated waiver-trade system between July 31st and August 31st. I had kind of been wondering that myself recently, so I was happy to see the question asked! Then I read the answer . . . He paused before answering. “You know, I never thought about…
Aug 18, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT
If only we had more time to get a statistically significant amount of data to test if the Cubs’ new north side ballpark is truly the source of their failures! “I believe there hasn’t been a whole lot of people that have run that team that truly understand the ballpark,” Steve Stone says of the…
Aug 18, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT
I promise you that I’m not obsessed with Gregg Doyel. I just can’t seem to let this one go. You’ll recall this morning that Doyel stuck it to the player’s union and talked about how he wanted the Mets to crush them in the course of this Francisco Rodriguez business. The union is too powerful,…
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