Thursday, February 14, 2008

Clemens, Bonds reap what they sow

“You reap what you sow.”

Barry Bonds learned this lesson quite well.

And now, Roger Clemens is learning it, too.

Both men have been surly with the media for years … and disdainful to a broad fan base everywhere except where they called home.

Bonds has been dragged through the mud for years because of his horrible attitude … home run record, or not.

Nowadays, Clemens can also stick his seven Cy Young awards where the sun doesn’t shine.

He could intimidate batters with high-and-inside fastballs, throw broken bats at Mike Piazza during the 2000 World Series, and commit other various acts in trying to prove he was the Big Man on Campus.

But trying to intimidate Congress … or have his lawyer attempt to intimidate an Internal Revenue Service representative?

Sorry, that’s out of bounds.

Oh sure, Clemens could defend himself on Capitol Hill by bragging about how he “wore the uniform of the U.S.” during international baseball competition. That doesn’t exactly compare to wearing the uniform of a United States military branch.

Yes, both Bonds and Clemens figured they were above the law while they were on top of the world in Major League Baseball.

Wouldn’t it be ironic if the top pitcher and hitter of the last 15 or so years served time side-by-side in prison for perjury?

1 comment:

sam said...

Wow! Nice last comment; what if they do go to jail together???