[Clemens, seen here dropping off some DNA samples to Federal investigators.]
The Washington Post reports this AM that DNA tests prove that it’s Clemens blood on Brian McNamee’s creepy needle collection. And that’s all that means, since the syringes haven’t yet shown steroids of any sort yet mixed with his blood. Now, if McNamee had a baseball with Clemens’ DNA on it, that’d be worth some E-Bay money. Fortunately, this issue will receive the coverage it deserves with McNamee’s upcoming appearance on The Howard Stern Show. While GAME ON! bloggers Cherner & Weir begin the week’s guessing game of what McNamee may discuss, it’s considered unlikely McNamee will go after Clemens with investigations on-going. Instead, he’ll probably repond to the book no one had read yet, Joe Torre’s The Yankee Years, and Torre’s and David Cone’s comments on McNamee. As Game On! reports:
Rusty Hardin, the attorney for Clemens, dismissed any DNA tests connected to the trainer.
“It will still be evidence fabricated by McNamee,” Hardin said. “I would be dumbfounded if any responsible person ever found this to be reliable or credible evidence in any way.”
Hardin will get to listen to more of McNamee’s statements. The trainer is scheduled to appear on The Howard Stern Show on Monday.
McNamee is not expected to talk about Clemens but he could react to being called a “gate crasher” and a “hustler” by former pitcher David Cone in The Yankee Years. The just-published book is by former manager Joe Torre and Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated.
“Brian is tired of walking on egg shells,” said Steve Cardillo, a friend of the trainer’s. “He won’t discuss the ongoing stuff with Clemens, but there is no reason why he can’t talk about Joe Torre driving the bus over him. He’s a little tweaked at that. He’s a little tweaked at (David) Cone, too.”