I don't know much about Clemens, McNamee, Pettite, HGH, or Steroids. I don't know about what went on with all of this. I don't know if you can prove a negative, prove a positive, disprove a negative, or disprove a positive. I do know that this is about more than just Rog and Bri. I don't think any thing will ever be proven or disproven. I don't think it is about the truth or ever was. It's about numbers. Congress has their numbers. Clemens has his numbers. McNamee has his numbers. Baseball has their numbers. The media has their numbers. The we have our numbers. But in the run of things OUR numbers don't have the impact it should have. Mainly cause we just don't want to see the impact of all of these other numbers on us.
But for me the numbers that matter are the people that are influenced by Clemens, Pettite, Palmiero, Tejada, Giambi, etc. to take steroids or HGH to make them better, faster, stronger, quicker, heal faster at the expense of their health and/or their lives. Those are the only numbers that in my view, matter. The number of kids that will see the millions of dollars, the acclaim, and the fame that can go with the use of these substances.
For the hearing today, I'm completely convienced that EVERYBODY there is FULL OF SHIT. I think Clemens has major problems with his story. Denial, denial, denial isn't proof. And at this point, he is going to have to prove he didn't do this. His stance that McNamee is lying about him but is truthful about everything else, isn't working. Clemens stance that EVERYBODY misheard/misunderstood/misremembered him, isn't working. His stance that he knew McNamee was not trustworthy because of things he did while working for Clemens, but he was trustworthy enough to inject lidocane into his spine and give B 12 shots is extremely eyeopening. His stance that he didn't know that McNamee was involved in steroids/HGH at any point while McNamee worked for Clemens, but Clemens wife knew because she got McNamee to inject HGH into her. Clemens denial that he has ever talked about HGH/steroids with McNamee, but Clemens wife knew enough to get McNamee to inject her, isn't working for him. Clemens talking with his kids old nanny and then his investigators calling her all after Congress asked him not to interfer in the investigation is kinda eyeopening. His constant over explaination and use of his family stories, was creepy at best (why would he want to drag his mother, sisters, brothers, wife, and kids into this). The B 12 shot explaination is tired at best. It's not working for him at all. And the worst thing for him is Pettite offering up information about Pettite's own HGH use (information about using HGH that nobody else knew about) was truely damning for Clemens. For the most part, the only thing that is working for Clemens is that McNamee is such a sleeze and a liar. But that's not enough. Clemens looked worse than McGuire could have ever looked. His rambling, stumbling, pathetic explainations were sad at best, criminal at worst.