The verdict came in this week and Roger Clemens has been acquitted of lying to the grand jury about his use of steroids.
I have mixed feelings about it. First, I am glad to see him found innocent. Why the heck is the grand jury involved in a baseball issue anyways?
Second, I don’t really believe he never used steroids. It all seems kind of fishy to me. I think he used it starting in Toronto. Not sure how long, but it seems to have started then.
Where does this put his status for becoming a hall of famer?
His statistics makes it obvious he deserves a spot. He won 7 Cy Young Awards, was an all-star 11 times, and won 2 World Series rings. He had 354 wins and only 184 losses. He was the first pitcher to strike out 20 players in a game. He was in the top ten in strikeouts 16 of 18 years. He has 4,003 career strikeouts.
I’m sure there are more great stats, but those alone should send him to the Hall of Fame. But, if he goes will there still be question marks? We may never know if he used steroids or not.
Is it fair to players like Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds?
The acquittal leaves more questions than answers.
About my Yankees this week. As I write this the Yanks have won 10 straight. That is the way it should be.
Pitching has been outstanding and finally we are getting hits. Everything is working.
David Robertson is back, but Brett Gardner is coming along very slowly. Gardner is a key. He makes the Yankees so much better.
Robertson has good numbers, but his Houdini act doesn’t impress me. Keep Rafael Soriano as closer. I trust him more. He is established and has handled the role well. He is no Mariano Rivera, but no one other than Rivera is.
Phil Hughes has a 1.60 ERA in June. Who would have figured that early this season?
Ivan Nova and CC Sabathia each have 9 wins. Curtis Granderson has 21 home runs with 40 RBI’s. Derek Jeter is down to batting .317.
This weekend the Yankees stay in inter-league playing the Mets again. Next week it’s back to American League play against the Cleveland Indians.
Be sure this week to go to MLB.com and vote for your Yankee favorites to make the all-star team. You can vote up to 25 times.