Stephen Strasburg and Roger Clemens

The Rocket throws down; pitchers knocked from their perches atop the mound

Updated: August 30, 2010, 1:22 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

One may never be right again. The other has never been wrong.

Some notes this week on doubt and on certainty; on the power of hope and the weakness of flesh; on tranquility, clarity and the bonfire of the vanities; on self-deluding screwballs and delusional loose screws; on the death of imagination and the life of the mind; and on the fate of Stephen Strasburg and the arraignment of Roger Clemens.

A tough week altogether for pitchmen in Washington, D.C., with ...

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