May 3, 2012 |
WASHINGTON — New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte threw the perjury prosecution of his friend Roger Clemens into disarray Wednesday when he testified that he could have misunderstood a conversation with Clemens about human growth hormone. Pettitte said he thought Clemens told him sometime in 1999 or 2000 that he used HGH, but he admitted under cross-examination that he was hazy on the details. Is it possible, asked Clemens lawyer Mike Attanasio, that Pettitte misunderstood the critical conversation?
May 2, 2012 |
New York Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte threw the prosecution of his friend Roger Clemens into disarray Wednesday when he testified that he could have misunderstood a conversation he had with Clemens about human growth hormone. Pettitte said he thought Clemens told him some time in 1999 or 2000 that he used HGH, but he admitted under cross-examination that he was hazy on the details. Is it possible, asked Clemens lawyer Mike Attanasio, that Pettitte misunderstood the critical conversation?
January 10, 2012 |
Barry Larkin has been elected to baseball's Hall of Fame, it was announced Monday, while tainted sluggers Mark McGwire and Rafael Palmeiro fell far short of the votes required for induction. Larkin played 19 seasons, all with his hometown Cincinnati Reds. A 12-time All-Star, he won the National League's most-valuable-player award in 1995 and a year later became the first shortstop with 30 home runs and 30 stolen bases in a season. Larkin received 495 votes and was named on 86% of the ballots -- a 24.3% jump from his 2011 numbers.
August 12, 2010 |
There was a time when Jay Gibbons was so desperate to find a job that he wrote a letter to every major league team promising to donate his salary to charity if they signed him to a contract. That was in 2008. Asked if he still intended to do so, Gibbons smiled. "I'm going to hold on to my money now," the outfielder said. "I've got kids now. I think three years of not playing is punishment enough. " Until Gibbons was promoted to the majors from triple-A on Sunday, he hadn't played in the big leagues since 2007, when he hit .230 for the Baltimore Orioles and was named in the Mitchell Report for receiving shipments of human growth hormone and testosterone.
February 19, 2010 |
Game Over? Close, but not quite. Disgraced former icon Eric Gagne, who electrified Dodger Stadium during a three-year stretch in which he saved a record 84 consecutive games, has agreed to a minor league contract with the Dodgers that includes an invitation to major league camp, according to baseball sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal is not yet official. Gagne is expected to be part of the group of pitchers and catchers who will report to spring training in Phoenix on Saturday.
September 22, 2009 |
In the winter of 2007, Major League Baseball was shaken to its core as Congress, armed with the Mitchell Report, examined the single greatest threat to the integrity of the game: steroids. In the baseball-crazy Dominican Republic, home to one in 10 major league players, that threat collides with a harsh reality because finding performance-enhancing drugs here is as easy as buying aspirin. Take a stroll along the leafy Calle Independencia, a block from this capital's bustling seafront highway, and at every intersection there are two or three pharmacies where steroids are sold openly.