Friday, January 4, 2008

Congress Summons Clemens, Pettiite, Mcnamee and Radomski...

Now, business has really, really picked up. This afternoon, according to the AP and various news sources, Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte were asked today to testify before a congressional committee on Jan. 16, along with their former trainer, Brian McNamee. Also invited to appear was former Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski.

Initially, Congress did not feel the need to call players; however, they have had a change of heart.

"It could be a circus with players, true," the committee's minority staff director, David Marin, said in a telephone interview. "But if you tailor it right and invite people who clearly have pertinent information about the substance of the report, then it's anything but a circus. It's substantive. That's what Democrats and Republicans have agreed to here."

A day earlier, the committee is to hear testimony from baseball commissioner Bud Selig, union leader Donald Fehr and former Senate majority leader George Mitchell.

"The original hearing was called to examine the Mitchell recommendations and findings. The committee has decided to hold a second day of hearings for the very same reason -- to invite people with varying perspectives on the Mitchell report to shed further light on it," Marin said.

Folks, let the circus begin!!!

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