(the live blog of the Clemens Congressional hearings is here)
In keeping with the tradition of live blogging sports and political events...we present the Roger Clemens 60 Minutes interview with Mike Wallace. (transcript here)
[0:30] Clemens asks why after 30 years, he is accused of steroid use. It's all hard work. Mike Wallace can barely interview Clemens, BTW. BTW#2, I hope I am that good when I am 90.
[1:00] Clemens asks "Where is the person who gave me the steroids"? Probably in jail or dead???
[3:00] Clemens is really upset McNamee sold him out. "I treated him fairly...
so shut up"
[5:00] Clemens accuses McNamee of buying and selling steroids. Whoaaaaaaaaaa.
[7:30] Now Clemens saying he took B-12 and lidocaine (Xylocaine). Lidocaine injections are worthless unless you have a cardiac arrhythmia.
[9:15] Clemens is complaining about Vioxx. Crazy. An anti-inflammatory with mild side effects compared to HGH and anabolic steroids. Clemens also says he will take a lie detector test (as if that determines truth from fiction)
Mike Wallace was born in 1919, the year Curly Lambeau founded the Green Bay Packers. October 1919 brought the Black Sox Scandal. Interesting. The Chicago White Sox players were found not guilty by a jury; however Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis threw them out of baseball saying:
Regardless of the verdict of juries, no player who throws a ball game, no player who undertakes or promises to throw a ball game, no player who sits in confidence with a bunch of crooked ballplayers and gamblers, where the ways and means of throwing a game are discussed and does not promptly tell his club about it, will ever play professional baseball.
How's that for innocent until proven guilty?