Roger Clemens aplogized to his family and fans today but also denied some of the actions he has been tied to. The story is here if you’re interested.
What a difference a year makes. It was a year ago tomorrow that Clemens popped up in that luxury suite at Yankee Stadium and announced he was coming back to pitch.
Now he has been accused of taking steroids, dragged before Congress and tabloid gossip reporters are chasing him around. Brian McNamee’s lawyers have certainly played their cards well.
You never hear a word about Clemens around the Yankees. No players wears those t-shirts he handed out, his locker has been cleaned out and Andy Pettitte is usually available to the media only after he pitches. He has kept a low profile for the most part.
I can’t say it’s sad because Clemens likely made his own problems. But it certainly is unfortunate.
If last season was it for Clemens (and Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa), the Hall of Fame voters are going to have some interesting decisions to make in five years.