Posts Tagged Roger Clemens

New York Daily News: Roger Clemens May Be A Cheater


Oh my goodness. Goodness gracious.

Roger Clemens carried on a decade-long affair with country star Mindy McCready, a romance that began when McCready was a 15-year-old aspiring singer performing in a karaoke bar and Clemens was a 28-year-old Red Sox ace and married father of two, several sources have told the Daily News.

The revelations could torpedo claims of an unsullied character that are central to the defamation suit Clemens filed Jan. 6 against his former personal trainer Brian McNamee.

I would imagine that banging a 15-year-old girl outside of wedlock would classify as a character-sullying moment. Damn this conservative society we live in.

Fun trivia note: I’m adopted, and my biological mother was 15 years old when she gave birth to me, then took one look at the ugly baby she had produced and…


This is not good.


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Tuesday Roundup: Bastards, Boobies, Chris Simon and Weed

I’m taking another break from the tedious data entry that comes with trying one’s hand at bracketology, and figured I’d at least throw up another post in an effort to generate or maintain at least some traffic while I focus the majority of my efforts on trying to project the entire 65-team field before falling flat on my face when I attempt to project a winner of the entire thing when the bracket is released on Selection Sunday (I nail it every ten years, exactly — witness UCLA in ’95 and North Carolina in ’05. Why I’m admitting this, I don’t know. Please come back and visit before 2015).

Since I want to get back to crunching numbers (God, what a geek) quickly, brevity shall be the key. Here, then, is a list of links to some of the top stories in the day in sports:

  • Running back Kevin Faulk, of the 18-1 AFC Champion New England Patriots, was cited for misdemeanor marijuana possession on Friday night. (ProJo Pats Blog)
  • Run DMC has made a lot of babies. (Miami Herald)
  • “So you’ve got something to look at while you’re talking to them!” (New York Daily News)
  • Yao Ming is done for the year. (AP)
  • Chris Simon was traded on NHL Trade Deadline Day. (Newsday)
  • As were many others. (TSN)

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Six Word Memoirs: Athlete Edition

I’m sure someone’s done this shtick already, but what the hell? Inspired by the success of Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser’s Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure (available at! [thumbs up]), we’ll give an athlete’s edition a whirl, focusing on some of the more prominent happenings in the past week in sports. Read the rest of this entry »

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Clemens Admits Guilt Before Congress


Roger Clemens shocked the world Tuesday afternoon when he appeared before Congress and, under oath, admitted that he is guilty of being too nice.

“If I’m guilty of anything, it’s of being too trusting of everyone, wanting to see the best in everyone and being too nice to everyone,” Clemens confessed in his opening statement.

As a service to our readers, we here at Merrill Park Superstar have done some digging, and with the help of, have managed to find a few of the rare moments where Clemens lost his temper and nearly lapsed into the category of “not nice guy.”

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Hewlett-Packard, They Do Good Work


Thanks to the good people in charge of repairs at Hewlett-Packard, I have my laptop back way ahead of schedule. And, as such, I can get back to blogging after a lapse of roughly two weeks (maybe it was three).

It might seem fashionable to return with a bang, perhaps making a big deal over the fact that the New York Giants shocked the world (and crushed the arbitrary statistical amalgam’s credibility) by upsetting the then-undefeated New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII. Since I’m a week late to this party (metaphorically, that is — I had officially hopped the bandwagon at about the moment Brandon Jacobs fired a fastball at the play clock in Dallas), I won’t go crazy about the Super Bowl. I will note, however, a trend that I had noted in the linked article that did, in fact, pan out:

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Clemens 60 Minutes Interview: Vioxx – Taste the Rainbow


The Sunday, January 6, 2008 edition of 60 Minutes featured a teaser of Mike Wallace’s interview with Roger Clemens. In the clip, Clemens admitted to receiving lidocaine and B-12 injections from former trainer Brian McNamee, but stated he had never been injected with steroids. When Wallace asked about the possibility of a lie detector test, Clemens got wide-eyed, swallowed hard — and then they cut away.

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Merrill Park Superstar: IT DOES OTHER THINGS

A big story is a big story, so yes, here is even more Mitchell Report-related information. This time it’s the fallout.

Since all of this Mitchell Report nonsense is starting to overtake the blog, I’m starting to feel obligated to write about something that isn’t baseball. If nothing else, you can look for a preview of this weekend’s North Carolina-Rutgers game since I’ll be in attendance for that one. Given the fact that I’ve seen portions of a single UNC game and not a single minute of Scarlet Knights basketball to this point in the season, that promises to provide some sound analysis.

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