As party lines go, this one leaves a bit to be desired. Right about now would be a good time for someone to check on what Howie Spira’s doing these days.

You’ll note that however desperate McNamee sounded, at no point did he specifically offer to recant his statements to the Mitchell Commission. And at no point did Roger Clemens specifically ask his former trainer to change his story. Presumably, that would be witness tampering.

But it’s great to know the Rocket is looking forward to joining “the private sector” — presumably he’s been a member for a while already.