Wednesday, May 13, 2009

People Who Just Need to Go Away: Roger Clemens

Dear Roger,

Please go away. Just because you aren't relevant for the first time in over two decades, it doesn't mean you should just call into a radio show and start blasting on a book that no one had any idea was coming out.

There is a place where old roided players go. That place is wherever Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Barry Bonds and Rafael Palmeiro went. They live in seclusion away from the game while we try to act like you never existed.

The thing is, Roger, we've all made our mind up about you. Unless there is some new, jaw-dropping evidence one way or the other, we all either think you did or didn't use steroids/P.E.Ds. Again, only concrete evidence that you didn't do anything will change my mind. I does no good to come out from the wilderness to reiterate that you didn't do anything wrong.

I will say one thing: you are persistent. Many fans and media say, "if I was called out for using steroids and I didn't do it ... I'd be telling everyone who would listen that it is completely false!" You are actually doing that, Rog. It's nearly Pete Rose-esque.

Good luck with that.

-Sportz Assassin

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