Thursday, January 10, 2008

Clemens' Congressional Hearing Postponed...Buddy LeRoux

Congress wants to be prepared, fully ready and armed when Roger Clemens and his lawyer(s) walk through their door. This is from the Globe of Boston, and then I'll be back with a few other things on this slow Red Sox news day...

"Congress wants to be prepared when Roger Clemens and his former trainer, Brian McNamee, head to Capitol Hill.
The House hearing involving Clemens, McNamee and Andy Pettitte was postponed Wednesday from Jan. 16 until Feb. 13, giving lawmakers more time to gather evidence, to take depositions from the witnesses and to coordinate their investigation with the Justice Department."

Peter here, and now I don't know who to believe. McNamee, with seemingly no reason in the world to lie to Sen. Mitchell, HAS lied in the past, reports that have recently surfaced say, so he's no angel either. The facts WILL come out, but this cannot and will not help Clemens' chances for induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Remember, Mark McGuire received the same paltry vote total as he did last year...I think his Hall of Fame dreams are JUST that...dreams, whisps of unreality mixed with truth conjured by the active mind while the body is at rest.

In other news, rest in peace Buddy LeRoux, who passed away a couple days ago. He went from being a trainer for the Sox, one of the ones huddled over the mortally wounded Tony Conigliaro, to becoming a part-owner of the club. Jim Lonborg, the Impossible Dream team's ace on the mound, had this to say...

"I think it shows what a really bright guy he was, to be able to not only take care of professional athletes with regard to being a trainer, but he also had thoughts about providing for his family and sustaining the interests that he had outside the world of baseball," said Jim Lonborg, a pitcher whose time with the Red Sox overlapped with Mr. LeRoux's years as a trainer.
"The fact that he was astute enough to recognize what it would take to own the Boston Red Sox, to deal with the politics of owning the Red Sox, to surround himself with people who understood the business and would be able to provide the economic resources to buy the ball club, it takes a very bright and engaging person to be able to accomplish all that."

Peter back, yet again. Hey, it's my blog! I can't stay away!! In all seriousness, Buddy was always a controversial figure in all of sports, but there was one thing that shined so bright...his love for the Boston Red Sox. And for that, we all have to say thank you.

Click on the title of this post for the entire Boston Globe LeRoux article, and have a wonderful Thursday. Thanks for stopping by yet again, and remember, BE WELL.


At 1/11/2008 10:10 AM, Blogger Suldog said...

I first remember LeRoux being the trainer for the Celtics! Amazing climb up the ladder for the guy. Very interesting figure in Boston sports history, indeed.

At 1/11/2008 11:06 AM, Blogger Peter N said...

Interesting to say the least! He was far from a fovorite of mine, but I have to respect his rise from near obscurity. Have a great weekend, Sul.


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