Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Now Batting For Number 21, Shank Shaughnessy

After a three week hiatus from his Boston Globe perch (a.k.a. 'addition by subtraction'), Shank goes to bat for Roger Clemens.

Roger Clemens goes on trial at a federal courthouse in Washington today. He could wind up in prison.

It’s a sad situation for the Rocket. Against the advice of just about everyone, stubborn Clemens insisted on going before Congress (in February 2008) to defend his name after he showed up 82 times in the Mitchell Report, which investigated the use of steroids in baseball.

Clemens’s appearance on Capitol Hill was preposterous. He told one whopper after another. In the face of considerable evidence, he told his delusional version of the truth, and now the feds are hitting him with a bunch of perjury raps.

This didn’t have to happen. No one demanded Clemens take the oath and submit his version of events. This was Roger being Roger. This was the same intransigent Clemens who never could admit a mistake. He never could take the blame. He couldn’t have an off day and tell us that he just didn’t have it. It was always, “I guess I hit his bat,’’ or “My hamstring was a little tight.’’
Amazing how one stuffed doll can change your perspective of an athlete, after savaging the Rocket for over a decade.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shank is being selfish here ... and hypocritical ... as usual on both counts.

He does not want Rocket to "stain" the game more that it already has suffered. That is bad for business ... who will want to read about the absurdity of it all?

But ... Shank sure did his best to smear the Rocket for so long ... that was good for Shank's business.

Looks like another media gang bang upcoming after the Weinergate, then the Anthony decision leading to "Devil Dancing", and now the Rocket Launches Baseball's Best Roids’ Hero’s to his rescue.

Shank will suffer from schizophrenia ... protect his sacred game or protect one it's Rocket icon.