Monday, January 7, 2008

Alton, Where Have You Gone? Roger, What Have You Done?

I have good news to report to you today. The hero of multi-tasking kitchen utensils everywhere has signed a new three-year deal starting this year. I can’t tell you how happy I am that the great guru of gastronomics will be coming back to do more Good Eats, which bumped Emeril from the coveted 8pm weekday time slot, as well as ICA (Iron Chef America) and even a new show, Feasting on Waves (still waiting on a description for this show)

I’m also psyched to hear that he’s releasing a book version of his Feasting on Asphalt 2: The River Run show. For those of you out there looking to pre-order, check out Amazon. I’ll let you know as soon as he posts book signing tour dates for your city.

On to Mr. Clemens. In case you didn’t catch the interview on 60 Minutes last night I’ve found it on As you can see Clemens is not only sweating like a fat man in a very hot sauna (did you see him go to the water bottle twice??) but couldn’t give a straight answer if he tried. When asked if he would take a lie detector test to clear his name, he said “…well I don’t know if they work but if they do then maybe.” That sure sounds like he’s doing EVERYTHING possible to clear his name.

I was disappointed with Mike Wallace’s questions though. He is a personal friend of Clemens and I think it showed in several spaces. For example Wallace didn’t ask Clemens about the 2000 World Series incident in which he threw a broken bat at Mike Piazza’s head, claiming that he “thought it was the ball.” Sound like ‘roid rage? Yep.

Also of note, Clemens did beat his accuser, Brian McNamee to the court room, suing the trainer for defamation of character. This is the same charge that McNamee said he was going to sue Clemens for based on the content of last night’s interview.

As for me, I’m washing my hands of all of this. As far as I’m concerned, he used steroids, HGH and the like. He’s lying about it, and he should not be voted into the Hall of Fame.


Stefanie said...

Just sounds like a bitter Mets fan.

Joseph said...

Not that I would ever say anything nice about Roger, but no one should ever take a "lie detector" test. They don't work. ever.