On Tuesday, Roger Clemens, the seven-time Cy Young award winning pitcher, and Brian McNamee, the trainer who testified about injecting Clemens with steroids, met to discuss a possible conclusion to McNamee's defamation lawsuit against Clemens. A federal judge in Brooklyn asked them to try to negotia ... More >>
Nothing seems to make Jon Stewart happier than being face-to-face with a New York Met, whether he be past or present. Hope you tuned in Tuesday night to see him talk to future Hall of Famer--yeah, that's right, I said it--Mike Piazza. The greatest hitting catcher in baseball history was plugging h ... More >>
Roger Clemens may be 49, but he apparently can still wing it. The federal government took six swings against him and missed on every one. In case you're counting, that means that the federal investigation into performance enhancing drug use in major league baseball now has nothing to show for the - ... More >>
In case you're wondering why the U.S. Government is still pressing a case against Roger Clemens, think about it this way: years of work and millions upon millions of dollars have gone into investigations that have so far resulted in Barry Bonds being confined to his home for six months - and even th ... More >>
Today in new drinking songs that you will probably hear at some point, no matter how removed from mainstream country culture you believe you might be: "Red Solo Cup," Toby Keith's ode to those disposable party cups that you can buy by the sleeve and write your name on so that nobody makes off ... More >>
To read the blizzard of commentary on Roger Clemens's indictment, you wonder why the government is even bothering to bring the ex-pitcher to trial. Clemens's guilt has already been decided in the sports media. For instance, Shaun Powell on ESPNNewYork.com, who writes as if a verdict of guilty is a ... More >>
Following in the not-so-great tradition of Barry Bonds, former Yankees pitcher Roger Clemens has been indicted by federal authorities on six charges, including perjury and making false statements to Congress, about his use of performance-enhancing drugs.
Last Thursday the Daily News' back cover told us in huge letters that the "Heat Is On" Roger Clemens and "Pressure on Rocket grows as grand jury subpoenas Houston gym owner, others." This was the latest "Daily News I-Team Exclusive" from Michael O'Keeffe, Christian Red, Teri Thompson, and Natha ... More >>
At the end of Zev Chafet's incisive Cooperstown Confidential, he points out that there is "No proof at all that steroids ... improve baseball performance in a way that challenges the competitive balance of the game .... I didn't say there were not anecdotes, urban legends, theories, supposition or a ... More >>
The more Roger Clemens's story stays the same, the curiouser and curiouser the whole matter gets. Clemens has engaged a firm, Washington-based outfit Levick Strategic Communications, that guides high-profile figures through public relations crises. That's how he wound up on ESPN's Mike and Mike in t ... More >>
At the Observer our colleague Allen Barra seeks to make a distinction between the alleged performance-enhancing-drug use of Barry Bonds and that of Roger Clemens. He cites experts like Bob Costas, who argues that "Bonds's numbers took off into the stratosphere after his association with BALCO. All C ... More >>
Is there something slightly unseemly about the juxtaposition of a story about Viagra's off-label use by baseball players underneath a "OUR GREAT YANKEE DVD DEAL A BIG HIT!" panel? Is this a perfect example of the separation of "church and state" for advertising/promotions and editorial, or just a wa ... More >>
The hand-wringing continues as the Miley Cyrus photo controversy just will not die. Today the Daily News devotes a news story and the “Now” cover to the photo incident, while the Post continues its news coverage of the controversy. Today’s developments include how “Billy Ray Cyrus suffered ... More >>
Wow, we did not see this coming on a rainy Monday morning. (Hey! It's a rainy day and Monday, something that always brings me down.) The Daily News drops a bombshell about Roger Clemens and his "SECRET AFFAIR." Their exclusive reports that for a decade, the Rocket had been carrying on with country s ... More >>
When are journalists (and baseball) going to ask Andy tougher questions?
The "big" story today is the massive mob bust carried out in the city and in Sicily yesterday. Tabloids and mobsters have long been the not-so-strange bedfellows of yellow journalism. Brutal crime and secrecy are to reporters what catnip is to little Fluffy—just too good to resist. One of the larg ... More >>
Finally we have unencumbered issues of both papers! Of course, the Daily News just can't let Super Bowl glory go, and they put Eli Manning on their front page again today. The big news? The News gave him framed copies of his front pages. How meta! The bigger sports scoop is below the smiling "Mann ... More >>
How else to describe the rage in Clemen's eyes when he hurled a broken bat at the Met's Mike Piazza in the 2000 Subway Series. Former Yankee hurler Roger Clemens became the first played to be connected with steroids and human growth hormone in the Mitchell report, according to various news organiza ... More >>
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