I had actually dreaded the Roger Clemens trial – not because of how it would reflect on baseball, I think baseball and many of its fans accept that the “Steroid Era” existed but are ready to move past it. No, I dreaded it because it would draw attention away from the game I love, as the media would breathe new life into this “scandalous” period of MLB history. Of course, in the end my inner law nerd won out and I found myself earnestly following the live-tweets from Newsday columnist Jim Baumbach, who did a fantastic job of covering the trial from start to finish.
When the trial ended, I came to a surprising personal realization – I am actually quite a bit less sure that Clemens juiced than I was prior to the trial. First, I am very much against players taking PEDs, though I am willing to forgive and move on when a player owns up to what he did and moves on with his career. … Click here to read the rest