February 3, 2009

Clemens DNA Linked To Syringes

Hummina, hummina, hummina ...

New York Post:
Scientific tests have linked Roger Clemens's DNA to blood in syringes that a personal trainer says he used to inject the former star pitcher with performance-enhancing drugs, according to two sources familiar with the investigation. ...

Yesterday, Rusty Hardin, Clemens's Houston-based defense attorney, said the DNA tests "won't matter at all."

"It will still be evidence fabricated by McNamee," Hardin said. "I would be dumbfounded if any responsible person ever found this to be reliable or credible evidence in any way."

20 comments:

tim said...

This Rusty Hardin reminds me of the public attorney from My Cousin Vinny (located at 4:30 into the video)

Pokerwolf said...

Wow, could we have both Bonds and Clemens indicted for perjury?

And if that's the case, will they go after Palmiero too? (I doubt it.)

Gambrinus said...

Meanwhile Manny rejects a 1 year, $25m offer from the Dodgers. I'm not sure what else he's expecting, really.

Boras' non-Teixeira do not seem to be faring so well this offseason, from what I've seen.

Andy said...

Boras is not that great it appears or maybe teams are finally catching on to his antics, i.e. using the media to drive up prices. He is no better than an oil speculator in mid July 08.

Pepe Lepew said...

Wow, could we have both Bonds and Clemens indicted for perjury?

And if that's the case, will they go after Palmiero too? (I doubt it.)

I believe Palmeiro was already investigated and they determined they couldn't really prove he lied to Congress because he tested positive months after he testified.
Steroids must make you really dumb, too. Clemens not only (allegedly) lied to Congress, he didn't even have to do it. He was never subpoenaed. He went before Congress of his own volition to "clear his name." I can't believe his lawyers let him do that.

Benjamin said...

Lawyers can advise their clients against self-destructive behavior, but they can't always remove the shotgun from a client's hands while he's taking off his socks and test-aiming it at his face.

9casey said...

Benjamin said...
Lawyers can advise their clients against self-destructive behavior, but they can't always remove the shotgun from a client's hands while he's taking off his socks and test-aiming it at his face.



It's actually quite hard to aim a shotgun at your own face, he might be better served with a hand gun .

9casey said...

Andy said...
He is no better than an oil speculator in mid July 08.



I've always been amused by the term oil speculator. You either have oil or you don't , why the speculation?

Benjamin said...

It's actually quite hard to aim a shotgun at your own face, he might be better served with a hand gun .

That's why he's taking off his socks: so he can pull the trigger with his toes.

tim said...


I've always been amused by the term oil speculator. You either have oil or you don't , why the speculation?


Boras is more of a snake oil kind of agent, IMO.

L-girl said...

I've always been amused by the term oil speculator. You either have oil or you don't , why the speculation?

You're aware that some words have more than one meaning, right? Oil (land, water, rice, wheat, etc.) speculation is a real thing, and not amusing.

9casey said...

L-girl said...


You're aware that some words have more than one meaning, right? Oil (land, water, rice, wheat, etc.) speculation is a real thing, and not amusing


Can you elaborate?

My reference to the Oil Speculation goes hand in hand with a spot 60 minutes did on "oil Speculation" that I found quite amusing and troubling. Like I said there was no speculation to get the price where they got it just greed...

A majority of the oil on the east coast is owned by , I believe Merril Lynch or Lehman bros, well if you can find the episode they will explain a lot better than I.

So what we are told to be a real thing (oil speculation) isn't quite always what it seems.

tim said...

Speculator

L-girl said...

Can you elaborate?

A speculator buys up a large quantity of a valuable commodity, with no intentions to use it.

He holds on to the commodity, either to create scarcity and therefore increase demand, or to wait for conditions to change so the price increases, then sell at a high profit. The speculator often knows that market conditions will soon change, or even has a hand in changing them.

Historic example: in the 19th Century when the railroads were being built, railroad owners would tip off land speculators on what towns the tracks would go through. The speculators would buy up land owned by average folks for what seemed like a lot of money to the owners. Then the speculators would hold on to the land until the railroad company announced its plans, then sell the land at 500% of 1000% or 10,000% profit.

The railroad owners got a cut, or were actually the new owners of the land, the speculators secretly acting as their agent.

That's speculation.

L-girl said...

And I apologize if my first comment came out snarky. I was going to just post a definition, then I thought that might be worse.

L-girl said...

500% of 1000% or 10,000% profit

Typo. 500% OR 1000%, not of.

James said...

But to think, if it wasn't for land speculation we wouldn't have Westerns like Johnny Guitar!

L-girl said...

And to think, without slavery, we might not have the Blues!

redsock said...

without slavery, we might not have the Blues!

And now ... no slavery, but we still have the music. Everything always works out for the best!

L-girl said...

Everything always works out for the best!

Do you owe my mother a nickel every time you say that?