Roger Clemens in his most natural pure state is a great athlete who needed no extra boosts although he convinced himself he did. His mental strength on the pitching mound can be seen in the court house as described in a well written piece by Mike Vaccaro in The New York Post. I point this out because in The New York Daily News there is a piece with the words "voluminous evidence". Actually the title is, "Ex-Yankee pitcher Roger Clemens pleads not guilty to perjury but Feds have 'voluminous evidence' and sums up the entire story.
Roger Clemens needs to make a very long list of all the good deeds he has done and I am sure there are many and throw himself at the mercy the powers that be. Clemens needs a wake-up, a reality check but all the tools that helped me to be a great pitcher like steely calm on the mound and mental toughness are helping him to dig a hole so deep he won't be able to wiggle out of. I wrote in my Naomi Campbell post on the Blood Diamonds, super models don't go to jail. Roger Clemens does not have have the Naomi Campbell luck and at the rate she is going she is going to run out of luck.
When celebrity believe their own celebrity and that they are above the law at some point they are in for a harsh awakening and Roger Clemens has clearly not hit that point yet.
Babe Ruth, Thurmon Munson are among my favorite Yankees and I can't imagine either of them doing anything foolish to have a competitive edge. In fact Babe Ruth seemed to do just the opposite. His Yankee coaches had to ask him to stop eating in the dug-out as I recall reading a biography. Babe Ruth hardly ate the breakfast of champions, trained like an obsessed athlete trying to break records at the Olympics.
I do think that baseball statistics will have to be reported differently with an "S" after any athlete that has been proven to have used steroids any other letters to indicate any other enhancing edge that was not kosher. Looking around at a lot of professional athletes and Hollywood actors it appears to me that they are using illegal substances to make their bodies look and perform beyond Mother Nature's gifts and for me it is creepy.
I have even greater admirations for athletes male and female who achieved their goals naturally and honestly and did not crack to the pressure of wanting to win so badly they would cheat.
Getting back to Clemens....he hold hard and fast to his "not guilty" plea to perjury and this is the worse pitch of his life.