Roger Clemens unsullied march from adored pitcher to worshipped Hall of Famer continues unabated.
If the steroids thing hasn't tarred him -- and really, who is not gonna believe Roger against the word of just about everyone else in the world? -- it's his penchant for great publicity that will make his ride to Cooperstown smooth.
For instance, just when his name has been a bit under the radar -- taking no part in the opening of the new Yankee Stadium, or Astros spring training, or anything where a camera might be present -- the genius of the Rocket has shone through once again.
His ex-mistress, country star Mindy McCready, has just been announced as one of the cast members of the new season of VH-1's Celebrity Rehab.
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Kudos, Rocket!! Way to keep your name out there!!
We look forward to McCready's tortured explanations that Clemens did not start cheating on his wife with her until she WAS of legal age, dammit. And how she never saw him take anything illegal in all their long, lazy, continuous time spent together. Cheating on his wife.
Others in the cast include, according to Entertainment Weekly, "Mackenzie Phillips (One Day At A Time), Heidi Fleiss, Tom Sizemore, Dennis Rodman, Lisa D'Amato (America's Next Top Model), Alice in Chains' Mike Starr, Joey Kovar (Real World Hollywood) and Playboy Playmate Kari Ann Peniche."
We have heard of some of these people, mostly in conversations starting "Whatever happened to....?"