From Fox News:
Former major league pitcher Roger Clemens is under indictment, accused of lying to Congress about using steroids.
Clemens faces charges of obstruction of Congress, making false statements and perjury.
Well, I predicted it. I’ve been saying for years that Clemens’ career looked to me like a classic case of steroid abuse. Of course I could be wrong, but I have very little doubt that Clemens used steroids for pretty much the latter half of his career, a part of his career where he won three or four Cy Young awards.
I’ve never liked Clemens, so my opinion is probably biased. But I was pretty clear from the day of his testimony that I expected a perjury charge to be brought against him.
What do you do about his stats if he is convicted? From a purely selfish perspective I have to admit that I am happy that Greg Maddux ended up one win ahead of Clemens, so he’s higher in the record books than Clemens, doped or non-doped.
Personally I think Clemens probably won 50 or so games directly as a result of his steroid use. Maybe more. There should be no “debate” about whether Maddux or Clemens was the “better pitcher.” The only reason such a debate ever existed was because Clemens is a cheater.