It wasn’t a good day for Roger Clemens or Brian McNamee. Clemens was angry right until the end, interrupting Chairman Henry Waxman’s closing statement. The hearing went nearly five hours.
McNamee was exposed as a serial liar. But the denials issued by Clemens clearly have gaping holes.
What gets accomplished isn’t clear. Unless the Justice Department pursues a case against Clemens or McNamee, there will be no clear answer to this. There were assorted Federal agents at the hearing, which could signal the start of yet another investigation.
The final judges could be the BBWAA, which will have to decide in five years whether Clemens belongs in the Hall of Fame.
Back later with a report from Joe Girardi’s meeting with the media.