Roger Clemens made the wrong pitch

The Rocket had his chance to come clean but chose arrogance over honesty

Updated: August 22, 2010, 9:47 AM ET
By Shaun Powell | Special to ESPNNewYork.com

Any day now, you expect Roger Clemens to emerge from the cave he's been hiding in and defend himself against allegations of performance-enhancing drug use once again. He'll stand in front of cameras and say he didn't lie to Congress; he merely misremembered the truth.

That's because, even when they're surrounded by suspicious smoke, even when logic is lined up against them like the '27 Yankees and even when a federal grand jury bops them upside the head with a 19-page, we-think-he's-a-phony ...

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