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Hall of Fame elects nobody

Truly, utterly, ridiculous. Steroid-tainted stars Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens and Sammy Sosa were denied entry to baseball’s Hall of Fame, with voters failing to elect any candidates for only the second time in four decades. Bonds received just 36.2 percent of the vote, Clemens 37.6 and Sosa 12.5 in totals announced Wednesday by the Hall […]

Mills and Clemens

Enjoy your paid time off, Brad Mills. General manager Jeff Luhnow and owner Jim Crane see no reason to wait until the season ends to begin the search for the next Astros manager after Brad Mills was fired and replaced by interim skipper Tony DeFrancesco. Some candidates might not become available until after Oct. 3 […]

Why I hold the Hall of Fame voting process in contempt

This story has the best distillation of why the Baseball Writers Association of America should have had the Hall of Fame voting privilege taken away from them years ago. Former BBWAA president Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer didn’t need a jury to help him with his decision. “I wasn’t going to vote for […]

Clemens cleared

The saga ends. A federal jury today acquitted baseball superstar Roger Clemens on charges of lying to Congress about the use of performance enhancing drugs in a stinging rebuke to a four-year campaign by legislators and federal prosecutors to turn the legendary pitcher into a cautionary icon for baseball’s doping scandal. The 49-year-old Houstonian, winner […]

Will the feds get another shot at Clemens?

Probably. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton is considering the possibility that putting Clemens on trial again would subject him to double jeopardy. Walton, who declared a mistrial on July 14, has ordered both sides to submit their arguments in writing and has scheduled a Sept. 2 hearing. Attorneys and scholars who have reviewed case transcripts […]

Judge declares mistrial in Clemens case

You’ve got to be kidding me. The judge declared a mistrial Thursday in baseball star Roger Clemens’ perjury trial after prosecutors showed jurors evidence that the judge had ruled out of bounds. U.S. District Judge Reggie Walton said Clemens could not be assured a fair trial after prosecutors showed jurors evidence against his orders in […]

Clemens indicted on perjury charges

Not a good day for the Rocket. A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens for allegedly lying to Congress about using steroids and growth hormone. Clemens faces charges of obstruction of Congress, making false statements and perjury. The six-count grand jury indictment said that Clemens obstructed a congressional […]

Weekend link dump for September 13

Carla Bruni and Woody Allen, together at last. Yeah, some publicist will lose his or her job over this. Bush 36,000. They deserve each other. A less ugly power strip. I have a feeling Tiffany will want one. Roger Clemens’ defamation lawsuit against Brian McNamee has been dismissed. From this point forward, he’s a defendant. […]