LADY AT THE BAT: You Callin' Me A Liar?

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

You Callin' Me A Liar?

Yesterday was finger-pointing day in Major League Baseball. The participants included the usual suspects:

  • Curt "I care so much" Schilling appeared on Boston's WEEI yesterday and was asked about Barry Bonds. Schilling, sounding like he'd just gotten out of bed, said Bonds admitted that he "...cheated on his wife, cheated on his taxes and cheated the game."

  • Responding to David Wells' comments about his family clause, Roger Clemens said Wells should "look in the mirror." When they were both Yankee teammates, Clemens often called Wells "Eli." When asked why, Clemens said, "Because when he's talking, he's lying."[Lo Hud Yankees Blog]

  • Astros Manager Phil Garner appeared on ESPN Radio's Mike & Mike In The Morning, and when asked about how his players handled Clemens' family clause, he said they were okay with it until they saw him on TV playing in a celebrity golf tournament on one of the days he was supposed to be spending time with his family. Randy Hendricks, one of Clemens' agents saw the segment, called in and said it was entirely untrue. Clemens did play in the Bob Hope Classic, but it was before he actually signed with the Astros.

Hendricks, by the way, also mentioned that the family clause is actually only a handshake agreement. It is not physically in the contract. Wait, there's more: As I'm writing this, I'm hearing on Mike & Mike, courtesy of Jayson Stark, that the Astros were the ones who actually came up with the family clause idea in the first place, just to entice Clemens to come out of retirement.

As The Diamond Turns...

The Lady

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