...Year after year he peddled the same garbage, Roger Clemens was so dominant for so long because he simply outworked everyone. It played to the nation's Puritan roots, made Clemens out to be this everyman maximizing his skills through singular focus, dedication and a commitment to drinking carrot juice, or something.
It's all gone now, the legend of Rocket Roger dead on arrival of the Mitchell Report; one of the greatest pitchers of all time, his seven Cy Youngs and 354 career victories lost to history under a pile of lies and syringes.
Clemens, according to several published reports of what his former trainer told George Mitchell in his 20-month, $30-million investigation of the game, was in possession of performance-enhancing drugs on multiple occasions.
If the reports are indeed correct, which will become painfully clear later today when the Mitchell report becomes public, baseball has its white Barry Bonds....
Anyone who spent years spewing contempt at Bonds needs to do the same to Clemens, because there is no difference between them.
They are just two guys who had it all, foolishly went for more, and have now lost everything...
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