Yankees: Roger Clemens Is Gonna Make Suzyn Waldman Cry Again

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A former Yankees Hall of Fame wannabe took to the airwaves last night to attack the Mitchell Report that condemned him as a steroids user. It’s enough to make Suzyn Waldman want to cry again.

Former Yankees pitcher, Roger Clemens went on TV last night using the “Undeniable With Joe Buck” show to say “he has never failed a drug test and claims that former Sen. George Mitchell, who was charged with investigating PED users, was paid $40 million to conduct the probe.”

According to Sports Illustrated, Clemens also went on to say:

"“I don’t even want to mention his name because it makes me sick to my stomach because, like I told ya’ll, I look for the good in people,” Clemens said on the show. “I don’t think people are trying to get into my life. … What I know now, I should’ve set my wallet on the table because that’s all it was, it was about money.”"

Calling the Mitchell Report, “nothing short of a ‘Jerry Springer Show,'” Clemens went for the  tears

telling Buck:

"“I think, Joe, that if I didn’t have my family or my sisters or the tight-knit that everybody’s heard a little bit about, is that I’d probably tell everybody—excuse my language—to go (expletive) in their hat. That’s what I’d really like to do now that I know what I know. It’s shameful,” Clemens said."

Roger, you hit the nail right on the head. Only, it’s not shameful, you are.

When all he had to do was simply tell the truth and say, “Yup, it’s true that my wife did stick a needle in my ass”., and all would be forgiven over time.

You can’t make this stuff up. Here’s a guy who finally heads up the charts in the Hall of Fame balloting, and the tall Texan decides to shoot himself in the foot again. If he had half a brain, he’d be dangerous.

Yankees fans will recall that Suzyn Waldman, WFAN’s analyst on Yankees radio broadcasts, was smitten at one time with Roger the Dodger. It was on May 6, 2007, that Roger Clemens announced during the 7th inning stretch that he would be returning to the Yankees for the second half of the 2007 season.

Suzyn could barely contain herself, to the point where her partner in the booth, John Sterling, was virtually speechless when Waldman began crying upon hearing the news. Later, she appeared on a postgame show and she went to pieces again. You only get the audio here, but in some ways it’s more telling than the video would be.

You can’t make that stuff up either. But ten years later, it gives pause to wonder how Waldman feels about Clemens now, and if she was crying when she watched the replay of the Joe Buck show after returning home from the Yankees game last night.

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And it also gives pause to wonder how many people are still out there swallowing the stuff that Clemens throws out there every once in a while, using his family as a backdrop for his denial, ironically on a show called “Undeniable”.

And when Clemens claims that it “was all about the money”, what he’s really talking about are the millions he’s spent in lawyer’s fees defending the indefensible. When all he had to do was simply tell the truth and say, “Yup, it’s true that my wife did stick a needle in my ass”., and all would be forgiven over time.

Shameful, pitiful, you run out of adjectives to describe this guy. As NY fans of the Yankees, most of us are probably thankful for the service Clemens gave our team from the pitching mound.

But as for the rest of it, Clemens would be welcome to dig himself a hole in the ground and crawl in never to be seen or heard from again.