Two things are clear about today’s Congressional hearings regarding the Mitchell Report on steroids in baseball: somebody is lying and nothing will be settled. Roger Clemens is a sports idol, perhaps the greatest pitcher in the game. Brian McNamee is a former cop, a former trainer who says he injected players to help them achieve success in their baseball careers. Clemens denies ever taking steroids; McNamee swears that he injected Clemens with steroids.
Many of the committee members want to believe Clemens over McNamee because in American society, Clemens is more important than a guy nobody knows: a guy like Brian McNamee.
We also found out that Andy Pettitte, the god fearing, devout Christian also lied, saying in his deposition that he not only took steroids in 2002, he also took them in 2004. Would a true Christian lie like Pettitte did? Of course, they would. All Christians lie, because all people lie.
How can this be this case be such a contrast? How can one guy say yes, and the other say, no. How can Pettitte say that he and Clemens talked about HGH and yet, Clemens say that he and Pettitte never did?
Don’t expect perjury charges to happen here, because there really isn’t any proof that one person is lying, the other truthful. Forget about what Pettitte said; that’s his side of the story. Just because Pettitte recalled something doesn’t mean it’s truthful either. Just because Clemens said he never took HGH or any other perfomance enhancing substance doesn’t mean that’s truthful. Just because McNamee said he injected Clemens several times with drugs, doesn’t mean that’s truthful.
Until we see proof, we won’t have the truth.