Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Roger Clemens and a jury of his peers
8 women and 4 men, who have never played major league baseball, are in deliberations to decide whether Roger Clemens is guilty of perjury.
Closing remarks were yesterday and prosecutor Gil Guerreor reminded the jury about the evil of baseball players. "They influence children. They influence kids. Congress has to be involved with that, Congress has the authority to protect the nation's youth."
I don't buy that. But maybe Roger Clemens peers will.
Another prosecutor Courtney Slaeski attacked Mr. Clemen's wife's testimony saying Debbie Clemens testified last week that she received a shot of HGH from McNamee, without Roger Clemens’ knowledge. Ms. Saleski called Debbie Clemens’ version “not true”
Now I've only been married for 18 years, but based on my experience I find it easier to believe a wife doing something without her husbands knowledge more than a wife getting on the stand and lying for him. If she was lying for one of her friends, I would believe it. Her husband, I doubt it.
I also find it curious when they chose a woman co-prosecutor. It worked so well in the O.J. trial. And this is nothing against equal rights, but I find it hard to believe a woman can truly understand a male athlete's mind. I grew up in comedy clubs and one thing I learned is men and women are different. To put a woman against a man in this situation seems nothing more than an attempt to emasculate an athlete. In fact, that's what this whole trial feels like to me.