Steroids and Roger Clemens: Enter Mindy McCready

Well, things have been kind of quiet in Rocket World lately -- discounting that whole

Jose Canseco book thing

. But the New York Daily News is


that if Rocket continues with his little defamation suit against Brian McNamee, the world -- and presumably Mrs. Rocket -- will get to learn all of the sordid details of Rocket's relationship with one Mindy McCready, nut job country singer with arrests and addiction problems who was of the bright old age of 15 upon hooking up with Rocket when she was singing in a karaoke bar in Florida.

Rocket mouthpiece Rusty Hardin is now on record as saying that the two have been friends for a number of years, but that nothing sexual ever occurred, and that Mrs. Rocket knows all about it.

The Daily News reports that Rocket flew Mindy all over the country, sent her cash in FedEx packages, and took her to parties. Including a party with Monica Lewinsky and Michael Jordan. And seeing how they were at a party with Ms. Lewinsky, you've got to kind of wonder if Mindy's got a semen-stained blue dress lying around somewhere.

So, Daily News, thanks for livening up my Monday. And continued thanks for once again scooping Houston's leading information source because it never fails to amaze me that, with most of the parties involved in this matter living in Houston, it's the New York media who are constantly getting the stories. Then again, what should I expect? The Chron's baseball writer, Jose de Jesus Ortiz, is too busy writing of the glory of Miguel Tejada to do any real reporting, which probably explains why he also never knew Tejada's real age.

Oh well, so much for that. But I can't wait to find out what else the New York media are going to tell me about Rocket, Mrs. Rocket and all things regarding the Houston Astros. – John Royal

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