| Base |

Roger Clemens and Steroids: Stats Don’t Prove Squat

Keep Houston Press Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free.

There was more Roger Clemens news


. Rocket’s agent Randy Hendricks released an 18,000 word report seeking to rebut the allegations of steroids use. But I’ve got to be honest with you, I just can’t do it. I just can’t sit down and read the damn thing.

I just can’t. I’m just too burned out.

Besides, I’m waiting for February 13 when Clemens appears before Congress.

But I will say some things. First, just because Hendricks goes to the numbers and stats doesn’t mean that Rocket didn’t use steroids. Sure, maybe his record improved when the runs scored for him improved. But runs scored don’t disprove steroids.

Second, I’ve got to find myself agreeing with Richard Justice – yes, I can do that sometimes. The Justice theory about this report is simple: Rocket has moved from the Rafael Palmeiro B-12 shot excuse to now saying that steroids had nothing do with his stats. The next step is admitting to actual steroid use, but saying that the steroids had absolutely nothing to do with anything.

Then again, that assumption could be totally wrong.

I’m sick of this. I just want baseball to start. I just want the Astros to get back to the sucking. But I guess I’m going to have to dream on. – John Royal

Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.


Join the Press community and help support independent local journalism in Houston.