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Roger Clemens Should Have Listened to Momma

10th November 2009

If Twitter has done one thing, it’s taken a few bricks out of the wall between high profile public figures, the media, and their fans or detractors. For members of the media – alternative or mainstream – it’s another tool of the trade.

It also is a delicate dance.

How many stories have we read about athletes getting fined or being asked to please step away from the keyboard when it comes to Twitter? When you’re unfiltered, you can do harm, or good.

So, it was of interest to many when 11-time All-Star and 7-time Cy Young winner, Roger Clemens showed up on Twitter. Clemens, also is embroiled in a legal battle regarding alleged steroid use from his former personal trainer, Brian McNamee. Clemens was mentioned 82 times in the Mitchell Report via McNamee’s testimony (see The Biz of Baseball’s archive on the Mitchell Report).

Of a more serious nature, The Rocket may have lied before Congress regarding when he said he never used PEDs, especially after Andy Pettitte’s affidavit.

Reading Clemens on Twitter is a softball affair. But, sometimes Clemens throws something out there that can relate to his current legal dilemma.

Clemens was asked, “What is the best advice that you ever got?” Here’s the answer:

Well…a down right to the point one came from my mother- “Never get in a pissin’ contest with a skunk” Mine would be “love and work hard at what you do” and Give time to others. Understand sometimes you will fail, pick yourself up and go at it again! One that always hit home and says it all came from our grandmother…”if your a ditch digger, be the best ditch digger you can be!”

OK, ignore the misspellings (I now have a better understanding of his use of “misremembered” now)…  thinking of how Clemens might view McNamee, I saw what mother said, and latched onto it.

“I think you should have listened to mom. Certainly, not listened to Rusty. Get in front of it, like the others.”

“Getting in front of it” is a reference to the likes of Pettitte and Jason Giambi who realized that if they admitted – even vaguely – to using PEDs, the public (and more importantly, Congress) will get off your back and eventually move on. Look at Pettitte. His hGH use was barely mentioned during the World Series.

Roger’s reply?

Trying to decipher Clemenspeak, the reference to “how do you prove a negative” appears to be a reference to McNamee. As for “wallet chaser”… well, I guess we know how he feels about Rusty Hardin these days.


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown’s full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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Rumor: Liberty Media Backing Out of Purchase of Bodybuilding.com After FDA Raid

8th November 2009

Liberty Media, which owns the Atlanta Braves through their purchase of Time Warner, is rumored to be backing out of their purchase of Bodybuiding.com after the FDA raided the Idaho business on Sept. 24th. The FDA claims that after a two-year investigation, investigators bought products from Bodybuilding.com that later tested positive for steroids.

Since then, Bodybuilding.com has announced that it is conducting a worldwide recall of all lots and expiration dates of 65 dietary supplement products (see the list below) that were sold through the Company’s website

Liberty Media Corporation (Nasdaq: LINTA, LCAPA)  announced that Liberty acquired control of Bodybuilding.com in February of 2008. More details as they become available.

List of Recalled Bodybuilding.com Supplements

  • 4Ever Fit D-Drol
  • Advanced Muscle Science Dienedrone
  • Advanced Muscle Science Liquidrone UTT
  • Anabolic Xtreme Hyperdrol X2
  • APS (aka Advanced Muscle Science) Mastavol
  • APS (aka Advanced Muscle Science) Revamp
  • APS (aka Advanced Muscle Science) Ultra Mass Stack
  • APS (aka Advanced Muscle Science) Ripped Stack
  • Better Body Sports Finadex
  • Black China Labs Straight Drol
  • Black China Labs Straight Phlexed
  • Body Conditioning Solutions TestraFLEX
  • Bjorklund Methyldrostanolone
  • BOSC Enterprises Epi-Tren
  • BOSC Enterprises Magna Drol
  • Chaparral Labs Epivol
  • Chaparral Labs Pheravol-V
  • Competitive Edge Labs M-Drol
  • Competitive Edge Labs P-Plex
  • Competitive Edge Labs X-tren
  • Diabolic Labs Epio-Plex
  • Diabolic Labs Finabolic 5
  • Diabolic Labs Revenge
  • Ergopharm 6-OXO
  • Ergopharm 6-OXO Extreme
  • EST (aka Engineered Sports Technology) MethAnstance
  • Extreme Labs Susto-Test Depot
  • Fizogen ON Cycle II Hardcore
  • G.E.T/ (Genetic Edge Technologies) SUS-500
  • G.E.T/ (Genetic Edge Technologies) Tren-250
  • Hardcore Formulations T-Roid
  • I Force Nutrition 1,4 AD Bold 200
  • I Force Dymethazine/Reversitol Combo Pack
  • I Force Reversitol
  • I Force Nutrition 17a PheraFLEX
  • I Force Nutrition Dymethazine
  • I Force Nutrition Methadrol
  • IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Bromodrol
  • IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Grow Tabs TR
  • IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Mass Tabs
  • IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Oxodrol Pro
  • IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Ripped Tabs TR
  • IDS (aka Innovative Delivery Systems) Rapid Release
  • Ripped Tabs
  • Kilo Sports Massdrol
  • Kilo Sports Phera-Mass
  • Kilo Sports Trenadrol
  • Monster Caps Monster Caps
  • Myogenix Spawn
  • Nutra Coastal D-Stianozol
  • Nutra Coastal H-Drol
  • Nutra Coastal MDIT
  • Nutra Coastal S-Drol
  • Nutra Coastal Trena
  • Performance Anabolics Methastadrol
  • Performance Anabolics Tri-Methyl X
  • Purus Labs E-pol Inslinsified
  • Purus Labs Nasty Mass
  • Rage RV2
  • Rage RV3
  • Rage RV4
  • Rage RV5
  • Redefine Nutrition Finaflex 550-XD
  • Redefine Nutrition Finaflex Ripped
  • Transform Supplements Forged Extreme Mass
  • Transform Supplements Forged Lean Mass


Maury BrownMaury Brown is the Founder and President of the Business of Sports Network, which includes The Biz of Baseball, The Biz of Football, The Biz of Basketball and The Biz of Hockey. He is available for hire or freelance. Brown’s full bio is here. He looks forward to your comments via email and can be contacted through the Business of Sports Network.

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