Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Truth or Consequences

Today Roger Clemens will appear before members of Congress to answer questions regarding possible steroid use. Up to this time, Clemens has been considered one of the best pitchers in the history of baseball. His name has frequently been mentioned in the same breath as former greats like, Koufax, Gibson, Ryan, and Tiant. (Just kidding about Tiant) After watching all the opinions and other talk on ESPN this morning (thanks to Mike & Mike) I believe the damage is done. No matter what he says from this point on, his image and legacy are badly damaged. Maybe that's why he's fighting this so diligently.

Regardless of what Clemens has or hasn't done, his best move now is to tell the truth. As my 7 year-old, Grace, told Sherry yesterday, "when you tell a lie, you have to tell another one to cover it up, then it becomes a chain reaction of lies." She learned that from Angelia Marzka and Allison Bregg on Sunday in Break Free Kids. The most important lessons really are the simplest ones aren't they? Maybe Clemens would do well to remember the lessons he learned in Sunday School as a child. Perhaps we all would benefit from that. If I were one of the Rocket's advisors I would ask him the best question ever: "What is the wise thing to do?"

7 comments:

blake said...

as i sit and watch the clemens hearing while i eat some hardee's - i realize that this is ridiculous. honestly - can they really prove anything? as long as clemens sticks to his guns (guilty or innocent) he can't be busted.

it is very frustrating

DMaC said...

Even if he is busted what's the point? I'm a traditional baseball purist but I've given up. The fact that Congress is involved is ludicras because, A) Baseball has sat idly by and done nothing so someone had to step up, and B) We didn't elect you to do such things. Get your face off of ESPN and into some health care issues or the price of gas.
We all know steroids have been, and still are , in football yet we seem to accept it. Go figure.

blakecomer said...

good point... congress - do congressional things. stay off of espn.

The Brighter Side of Things said...

Well said DMAC! Proof of our well spent tax dollars. Our government officials seem to be so very busy dealing with issues that are not related to the welfare of our citizens. Someone has to think pretty creatively to come up with some of the hearings being held by these sub committees in Washington. I'll save the rest of it for my blog sometime.

I agree that the best thing for RC to do is tell the truth. The thing is we all know the truth will eventually come out. Of course the slant the media has will only let everyone know if he is guilty.

Cliff Marshall said...

I don't think it is a coincidence that this happens to be an election year. Our friends in Congress never miss an opportunity for a little face time. I agree Dave, Congress should be asking why it costs $50 to fill up my car with gas instead of asking what Roger Clemens had injected into his...backside

Anonymous said...

Not to make light of the subject but I am dissappointed that you didn't mention other obvious first ballott hall of famers such as Al "The mad Hungarian" Rhobosky and Pascal Perez who happens to still be driving around Atlanta looking for the correct exit to get off on because he is scheduled to pitch against the Expos

Cliff Marshall said...

anonymous: I wish I knew who you are becuase the reference to Pascual Perez getting lost in Atlanta is a classic. I remember watching the game on TBS the night that happened. I also could have included Kent Tekulve, Dan Quissenberry, and Terry Forster on my list.