Since one of the things that angers me most about sports/media is the absolutely hypocrisy being tossed in our (read: the fans) faces, I couldn’t let this one slide.
In October 2006, L.A. Times reporters Lance Pugmire and Tim Brown ran with a redacted copy of the Jason Grimsley affidavit, including the following “major” names, under the guise of “allegedly”:
- Andy Pettitte
- Miguel Tejada
- Brian Roberts
- Jay Gibbons
- David Segui
- Roger Clemens
After the Times’ report was published the then-U.S. Attorney in San Francisco, Kevin Ryan, said it contained “significant inaccuracies.” The Times did nothing.
Yesterday, December 20, 2007, the affidavit was unsealed at the request of a federal judge in Phoenix. Lo and behold, “Four names, including that of Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte, were not mentioned in the affidavit, despite a newspaper report last year that singled them out”.
The Times had this to say yesterday: “We acknowledge the inaccuracies of the report and deeply regret the mistake” and published the following today, buried in their “Corrections” area:
Baseball: A front-page article on Oct.