There's a pretty good chance you aren't interested in the Roger Clemens trial. Well, why did you click on the link, dummy? It's not like I titled it "15 of the Hottest Wives in Baseball."
But if there were ever a day to be interested in the Roger Clemens trial, it would be Thursday, when Yankees general manager Brian Cashman testified. Cashman is still a working GM who affects the game of baseball to this very day. Surely he could make this interesting, right?
"Do you know what the baseball Hall of Fame is," Durham asks. Cashman says, "It's the highest honor you can receive." Is Clemens in? "No."— Jim Baumbach (@jimbaumbach) May 10, 2012
That's the sort of questioning that Cashman underwent for almost five hours, not including a break for lunch.
Why is it harder to compete when a player grows older? "Your body becomes older," Cashman said.— Jim Baumbach (@jimbaumbach) May 10, 2012
There were questions about Clemens' character, his statistics, and exhibits about Brian McNamee, the former Yankees strength and conditioning coach testifying against Clemens. The real meat of the testimony had to do with McNamee's accusation that Cashman said he "didn't care what the players were taking" as long as it didn't come back to him. To which Cashman replied ...
Cashman agrees he's been infuriated ever since he heard that. "Absolutely never happened."— Jim Baumbach (@jimbaumbach) May 10, 2012
If you want the full rundown, check out Jim Baumbach's fantastic Twitter feed. There was a lot of testimony. Most of it as interesting as the testimony in a perjury trial. You were warned.