Clemens and McNamee: Dissecting the Public Opinion

We’re two days past The Showdown at Capitol Hill and the papers and IntraWeb have been swirling with opinions, body language "experts," and blowhards like me telling you what to think.  The testimony before Congress didn’t clear up many facts or determine who was lying the least, but instead raised more fodder for the back…More

Clemens, Congress, and the Dog and Pony Show

There's a phrase used to describe people who go out of their way to work with famous people, not for their talent, but simply because they're famous.  Those people are known as starf*#kers. Ladies and gentlemen, allow me to introduce you to the 110th Congress: starf*#kers. The Steroids Rodeo Revue returns to Washington DC tomorrow,…More

Non-roster guys with a chance to stick – Part Two

This round features several major league veterans looking to hang on for another year, including the exciting reunion of Joe Torre and one of his most famously abused pitchers! Florida Marlins: Jorge Cantu, IF It was only 2005 when Cantu posted an OPS+ of 112 and knocked in 117 runs with 28 homers. He actually…More

Team Chemistry: Fact or Fiction?

I recently got into a discussion with someone in a newsgroup regarding team chemistry. It all started when I sent out a message to some of the more active Usenet baseball newsgroups about this site.  Not a heck of a lot of people are reading it so I figured I might as well go out…More

Non-roster guys with a chance to stick – Part One

Roster construction is one of my favorite subjects, so I always take great delight in examining each team’s non-roster invitees every spring. To paraphrase Major League 2, most of these guys will be bagging groceries in a few weeks, but still, I love the idea of some unheralded and overlooked player putting up a big…More

McNamee injected Clemens’ dog

In yet another startling revelation, Brian McNamee admitted this week that he injected Roger Clemens dog Kasey with steroids and HGH. The allegations were revealed during a deposition to Congressional lawyers for next weeks hearings in which McNamee claims to have also injected Clemens wife with HGH for an SI photo shoot. The circumstances around…More

McNamee, packrat

The Daily News is reporting that Brian McNamee has syringes and gauze pads used by Roger Clemens around 2000 and 2001 that contain steroid residue and possible DNA evidence. Huh? Seven year old syringes? Look, this isn't CSI. I can't tell you the halflife of steroids as it lives in plastic or gauze. But the…More

Santana Finally Traded

Oh, Thank God.The saga that was, the always imminent but never actually happening trade of Johan Santana has finally been completed.  Well, almost.  The Mets traded four minor leaguers that nobody gives a rats ass about to the Twins for arguably the best pitcher in the major leagues.  All they have to do now is…More

Catching Up on Things

It's been a bit of a quiet baseball week (although not at work) so I haven't posted much. Naturally, the first days I take off, Peter Abraham links to my page at my request. Thanks a ton, Peter. If you're a Yankee fan or even just a baseball fan and you're not reading Peter's blog,…More

Congress Legalizes Steroids

Washington, DC – Congress stunned the sporting community Tuesday, announcing that steroids are now legal in the sport of baseball. "We've been looking at baseball's problems for some time," said Congressman Thomas Delaney, R-Delaware.  "Frankly, these idiots couldn't fix a sandwich, nevermind a sport.  We have better things to do, like stopping gay marriage, immigration…More