Friday, February 15, 2008

Smoking Guns

I'm going to try not to get into a 1500 word rage on the Clemens-McNamee hearing, but there are a few things that need to be mentioned:
Yahoo News had a great story today about McNamee's account of the infamous Jose Canseco Pool Party, explaining how he specifically remembered that Clemens was there:
From the deposition of Brian McNamee, pages 26-27:
Q: We've received evidence that there was a team party at Canseco's house, but that Mr. Clemens was golfing that day and wasn't at the party. It sounds like you have a pretty clear recollection of seeing Mr. Clemens at this party along with some family members, is that right? Are you certain about that?

A: Roger showed up after golf, I believe. Maybe he was golfing. I don't know if he was golfing. He might have showed up a little bit later, but no, he was there the whole time for the most part. He was in the house. I could tell a specific story about him being there, which was involving Jose (Canseco), Jose's wife and Roger's wife when they went inside, when the guys showed up. I mean, they talked -- no disrespect, but they talked about how great Jose's wife's augmentation job was to Debbie and showed her. And then Debbie showed her her augmentation job.
This is where a better blogger would give you a picture of both Mrs. Clemens' bombs, and Mrs. Canseco's bombs. Come to think of it, i'll never think of "Canseco bombs" as long home runs anymore.
Simon On Sports offered up a pretty good, brief summary of the proceedings, in simple picture form.
Finally, I'm going to stand on my soap box (is that when it's called when you get 50 hits a day? maybe a match box?) Anyway, it's my blog, so I can write whatever the fuck I want, and I want to say that Congressman Burton from Indiana is an ignorant doucheball and he's lucky I'm not one of his constituents or I'd be using my free time to expose him for what he is and get him removed from office. Burton's fact-ignoring attack on Brian McNamee was ridiculous, and exposed how absurd these hearing are in the first place: a bunch of unqualified congressmen taking sides and trying to discredit either McNamee or Clemens. Burton actually quoted the fact that the announcers for the Blue Jay's game the day following the party in question (at Canseco's house) mentioned that Clemens was not there, THEREFORE, McNamee is a liar and cannot be trusted. Douche. He clearly didn't know about the "augmentation comparison."
Congressman Chris Shays from Connecticut earns runner up douche of the day awards for trying to make a name for himself by ranting about McNamee being a drug dealer. Hey Shays - you can't have it both ways - if McNamee is a drug dealer, then Clemens is a drug user.
Finally, I'm very confused about the quoted testimony of Clemens' nanny. McNamee claimed that the nanny would be able to corroborate his claim that Clemens was at the Canseco party, and he even gave a somewhat freaky and vivid description of the bikini and board shorts she was wearing as she chased the Clemens tots by the pool.
Congressman Waxman mentioned that when the committee finally got ahold of Clemens' nanny (after Clemens claimed he was "doing ya'll a favor" by contacting the nanny first, in direct defiance of the request of the committee) the nanny confirmed that Mrs. Clemens and the children were there and even spent the night at the Canseco house, and that Roger was there too. Then, the day after the hearings, there was a news story quoting the nanny as saying that Roger was NOT at the party, and that he is a very nice man, and that she told the committee as much. I don't know if Waxman "misremembered" the testimony of the nanny, much like Roger claims that Andy Pettitte "misremembers" Rocket telling him he used HGH, but I don't know where the conflicting information came from.
I leave you with an article from SportsPickle, explaining why we shouldn't worry that Congress is spending it's time with this Clemens bullshit: excerpts: "Major League Baseball umpires will gather between home plate and the pitcher’s mound today to discuss many of the biggest issues affecting America, as the Congressional panel spends its time determining the level of steroids use in baseball...The umpires will discuss the Iraq War, health care reform, global warming, border security, energy independence, taxes, torture, Social Security, and the minimum wage."
until next time...

1 comment:

Twin C said...

Can we get a look at those bombs, or what? Don't tell me I have to google them myself.