With all the deflating news coming out of MLB this week, it's nice to know we still have the capacity for taking unadulterated joy in the misery of Roger Clemens:
NEW YORK — Roger Clemens’ former personal trainer sued him Friday over allegations of steroid use, claiming the Major League Baseball star ruined his reputation by branding him a liar.
The defamation lawsuit filed in federal court in Brooklyn alleges Clemens launched an "intense and coordinated public relations offensive" against Brian McNamee after the trainer told federal investigators and Congress that he injected Clemens more than a dozen times with steroids and human growth hormone from 1998 through 2001.
"Rather than acknowledging the truth of McNamee’s allegations, Clemens waged a defamatory public relations campaign against McNamee," the suit says. "Clemens’ campaign ... was intended to deceive the public and Congress into falsely believing that McNamee is a liar."
Rusty Hardin doesn't think so, though: "Essentially, we have a lawsuit saying (McNamee’s) reputation was harmed by saying, ’No, you, you did not give me illegal drugs.’"
If the results of this unofficial Daily News poll are any indication, the Rocket's day in court won't be a pretty one for him (assuming he doesn't settle, of course)...
Sean McAdams once said that watching Roger Clemens thrive as a Yankee was like watching your ex-wife marry your mortal enemy and live happily ever after. Perhaps. But happily ever after is a long time, and in making his observation Sean forgot his scripture: 'Vengeance is Mine, and retribution, In due time their foot will slip; For the day of their calamity is near, And the impending things are hastening upon them.' (Deuteronomy 32:35). Yes, we may have mourned that wedding then, but many years later it's like we're gleefully watching the erstwhile happy couple sling mud at each other in divorce court while their kid gets hauled off in shackles on a meth rap and their house gets confiscated for back taxes.
Ahhh, revenge...a dish that really is best served cold.