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Fenway
01-04-2008, 04:51 PM
:popcorn:




Breaking news 4:45 PM

Congress calls Clemens to testify (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/articles/2008/01/04/clemens_asked_to_testify_to_congress)

Roger Clemens and the former trainer who said he injected the seven-time Cy Young Award winner with steroids and human growth hormone have been asked to testify before Congress on Jan. 16, according to The Associated Press.

DumpJerry
01-04-2008, 04:54 PM
He was asked, not subpoenaed. He can say no thank you.

Fenway
01-04-2008, 04:55 PM
He was asked, not subpoenaed. He can say no thank you.

At this point he HAS to go or the PR fight is over for him

Palehose Pete
01-04-2008, 05:41 PM
At this point he HAS to go or the PR fight is over for him

Yeah, the interview on 60 Minutes notwithstanding, he'll pretty much lose the PR battle if he stiffs Congress.

Oh, this is going to be interesting...

jackbrohamer
01-04-2008, 05:42 PM
If he testifies, it will be interesting to see how he answers questions to avoid perjuring himself. And it will be interesting to watch how he reacts to sitting alongside his accuser. Sit back, relax & strap it down!

Fenway
01-04-2008, 10:49 PM
If he testifies, it will be interesting to see how he answers questions to avoid perjuring himself. And it will be interesting to watch how he reacts to sitting alongside his accuser. Sit back, relax & strap it down!

Sunday night on 60 Minutes it will be interesting to see who is more truthful.

Roger who will be on segment 3 or Whitey Bulger's triggerman who will open the show

One of the most notorious mobsters in New England history will be on "60 Minutes" this Sunday in a rare interview. John Martorano murdered at least 20 people as the top hitman for Whitey Bulger.

http://wbztv.com/local/John.Martorano.60.2.621911.html

I think Martorano will come across better.

:popcorn:

CLR01
01-04-2008, 10:55 PM
Yeah, the interview on 60 Minutes notwithstanding, he'll pretty much lose the PR battle if he stiffs Congress.

Oh, this is going to be interesting...

The PR battle is pretty much over now. It seems that the only person that actually believes Roger is Roger.

Fenway
01-04-2008, 11:01 PM
The PR battle is pretty much over now. It seems that the only person that actually believes Roger is Roger.

Every time he speaks the story changes just a little. Now he is admitting that he was injected...of course that opens up the avenue that the trainer gave Roger steroids that he did not know about....sort of like Bonds saying he didn't know what Anderson gave him.

I personally think he started doing something in mid 1996.....after the All Star break his fastball jumped by 5 MPH and by September he was almost unhittable. He wasn't the same pitcher we saw from 1993 on.

Oblong
01-04-2008, 11:07 PM
I saw this on TV at the local Red Robin and saw a statement by his lawyers saying things like "We welcome the chance to clear this up... we're checking our schedules"

Now the story will be "Well he injected me with something. To the best of my knowledge it was B12.... I have no recollection of that Senator"

Fenway
01-05-2008, 12:42 AM
Roger wants to speak before Congress but he has a golf date :tongue:

Clemens' attorney, Rusty Hardin, said in a statement: "We welcome Chairman Waxman and the Committee's interest in this very serious matter. Roger is willing to answer questions, including those posed to him while under oath. We hope to determine shortly if schedules and other commitments can accommodate the committee on that date."
Clemens is listed as a celebrity expected to play in the Bob Hope Chrysler Golf Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., the day of the hearing. The tournament is set from Jan. 16-20.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3181689

voodoochile
01-05-2008, 12:44 AM
Roger wants to speak before Congress but he has a golf date :tongue:

Clemens' attorney, Rusty Hardin, said in a statement: "We welcome Chairman Waxman and the Committee's interest in this very serious matter. Roger is willing to answer questions, including those posed to him while under oath. We hope to determine shortly if schedules and other commitments can accommodate the committee on that date."
Clemens is listed as a celebrity expected to play in the Bob Hope Chrysler Golf Classic in Palm Springs, Calif., the day of the hearing. The tournament is set from Jan. 16-20.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3181689

Well, isn't that conveeeeenient?

Maybe he'll meet up with OJ and they can continue their search for the elusive killer/injector.

gf2020
01-05-2008, 03:11 AM
Well, isn't that conveeeeenient?.
Yes, Clemens, super-genius of obfuscation that he is, signed up for a celebrity golf tournament months ahead of time because he knew that would be the specific day that Congress would ask him to testify.

ode to veeck
01-05-2008, 09:23 AM
Whatever happens, it is not looking good for former "HOF lock" Roger Clemens, but he as well as baseball in general have painted themselves into this corner and are not going to come out clean.

TornLabrum
01-05-2008, 10:00 AM
Yes, Clemens, super-genius of obfuscation that he is, signed up for a celebrity golf tournament months ahead of time because he knew that would be the specific day that Congress would ask him to testify.


And celebrities have never been known to back out of public appearances....

voodoochile
01-05-2008, 10:57 AM
And celebrities have never been known to back out of public appearances....

And Voodoo's never been known to skip the teal on a clearly sarcastic comment... :rolleyes: :wink: :tongue: (That enough smilies or should I add the teal too? :dunno: )

PaleHoseGeorge
01-05-2008, 11:32 AM
Great! Congress is stepping in so we all know the problem will be solved!!!

:roflmao:

This is shaping up as the greatest comedy show since "Mafioso" McGwire and "Chico Esquella" Sammy were sitting in the same Capitol Hill seats.

:nandrolone
"Non habla Inglese... and besides I'll be out of the country!"

kevin57
01-06-2008, 04:46 AM
Great! Congress is stepping in so we all know the problem will be solved!!!

The problem won't be solved, but when the nation saw Sosa not "speaking" English and McGuire's verbal dancing around the Chambers, etc., the truth was known.

Fenway
01-06-2008, 07:28 AM
:popcorn:

Mike Lupica can't wait

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/yankees/2008/01/06/2008-01-06_fed_up_with_roger_clemens.html


Smart people thought from the start that Clemens was getting terrible legal advice, whether it was coming from a Texas magpie like Rusty Hardin, or from Clemens' longtime agents, the Hendricks brothers. They thought that if Clemens kept talking and talking, he was going to talk his way in front of Congress.

Now that is exactly what has happened.