Thursday, February 14, 2008

The Case For Clemens

There are few things I enjoy greater than playing the devil's advocate, as those that know me well could attest. Additionally, I enjoy playing the role of the devil's advocate when I own 20 copies of a certain suspect's rookie card.

Issue #1: Pettite's testimony that he spoke to Clemens about HGH.

Devil's Advocate: Pettite testified that it was mentioned twice. Really? Only twice. These two have been best friends for 10 years, and they never discussed side effects, advantages, repurcussions more than twice??? Wouldn't best friends discuss these things at length??

Issue #2: Clemens' Wife admitting that she used HGH provided by McNamee.

Devil's Advocate: The media talking heads are up in arms about this one, and rightfully so. However, place yourself in her position. You've heard of these drugs, have a photo op coming up, and are fully aware that even the association of your husband to these things could render him guilty in the court of public opinion. Is it not completely plausible that she went to the only person who even might know of these drugs and ask him about them without telling her husband. It's not at all? Really?

Issue #3: McNamee looked calmer during the hearings.

Devile's Advocate: Umm, McNamee was a NEW YORK POLICE OFFICER. It may be a shot in the dark, but I'm guessing, at one point or another, he's testified under oath and under similar pressure. Clemens, on the other hand, has never had any such advantage.

So, there it is.............enjoy, fellow commenters.