Mr. Clemens goes to Washington


Via friend of RAB Mischa and Sean McNally comes the news that the Yankees — or at least those named in the Mitchell Report — are heading down to Washington in a few weeks. Or as Sean put it, “The circus is coming to town!”

Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.), head of the House Oversight Committee, has asked some of the folks currently involved in the media pissing contest to come down and testify under oath in front of the Committee on January 16. According to the press release, the committee has invited — but not subpoenaed — Brian McNamee, Kirk Radomski, Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch and Roger Clemens to testify. Apparently, only Yankees used steroids and were named in the Mitchell Report. Fair and balanced indeed.

Meanwhile, The Times reports that Clemens and McNamee have both accepted the invitation. The others have not yet been reached for comment. With McNamee, Clemens and lawyers in tow, it might actually be worth it to turn on CSPAN the Wednesday after next.

This committee hearing is set for the day after leading baseball figures sit before Waxman and Co. to testify on the findings in the Mitchell Report. Part me wants something — Bud Selig’s resignation, perhaps — to come out of these sessions; the other part of me wants Congress to focus on the future and not something that no one can change.

Categories : STEROIDS!
  • Jersey

    Guess I’ll try to get there in person…I assume they’re open to the public.

    • rbizzler

      Jersey, how does one go about this? I am a Dc resident who is only marginally employed right now and could be interested in attending the Witch Hunt…err hearings.

      • Jersey

        My line of work takes me to Capitol Hill now and again, and most hearings are open to the public in my experience. You just waltz right in (through metal detectors etc). People don’t tend to realize that Congressional hearings are public and open like that. The don’t take place in the Capitol, but in the office buildings (i.e. Rayburn, Longworth) where the Senate and House offices are located in the surrounding neighborhood.

        You can go to the House Oversight Committee’s home page (Google it) and it should have the building, time and room number listed, just like any public meeting. Simple as that. Just wear a tie. ;)

  • Realist

    Time to set things straight regarding the mitchell witchhunt! I refuse to capitalise that scumbag’s name! Hell he was a Politician , thats ALL I need to know……….not to mention an employee of a rival.

    Baseball has become a circus………….thanks Bud , a team owner AND commisioner.***rolling eyes***

  • Tripp

    hhmm…I wonder if Sean Merriman or Rodney Harrison will be called in as well…

  • Realist


    You sooooo bad ;-)…hee hee! Ofcourse not , cheating is allowed in beantown and condoned , apparently???? Let’s all feel the love……….

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I’m setting the over/under of Roger’s “autographs signed/questions answered” ratio at 15.

  • barry

    why cant baseball be year round :’(

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      It is, you just have to travel to foreign countries to watch it.

  • Mike P

    Probably preaching to the converted here, but what a joke. An investigation into the thousands of past steroid users in professional baseball leads to the naming of a few dozen based on the mostly uncoroberated words of two men who supposedly had inside information.
    This then leads to some of the aformentioned alleged users to get quite pissed off at all this and deny involvement.
    Which then leads Congress, in festive cheer, to kindly spend time helping to settle the matter between the parties by offering testimonial facilities under oath for a grand total of three disgruntled players.
    Meanwhile, the noble gentlemen of the press indulge the holy American public with a trial by public opinion of the nicest sounding names mentioned amongst a few dozen in the report by the honourable gentleman and philanthropist objective former Senator Mictchell.
    Everyone involved should receive medals for services towards the entertainment and distraction of the American public, and displaying historical levels of hypocrisy within the sport of baseball.
    Oh and Bud Selig hosts a poker tournament for management, with free diet Coke whilst buying as many lottery tickets as possible, not believing their luck and laughing all the way to the bank.

  • Mike P

    End of Rant.

    • barry

      well done?

  • E-ROC

    Aren’t there more important things than trying to police baseball?