I’m not sure how baseball doping allegations ever became a story of national import, but here we are with a bumper crop of HGH headlines. The politicians involved seem to be loving both the limelight this engenders, and the glee of being able to accuse big name “heroes” of lying and cheating. A little pot-kettle-black if you ask me… Surely the US Government has more constructive ways to spend its time and money?

Burton repeatedly read remarks McNamee had made, and each time the former trainer was forced to admit they were untrue.

“This is really disgusting. You’re here as a sworn witness. You’re here to tell the truth,” he said. “I don’t know what to believe. I know one thing I don’t believe and that’s you.”

Cummings set the tone within minutes of the start, repeatedly reminding Clemens he was under oath and admonishing the pitcher to “keep your voice up.” McNamee was asked to pull his microphone closer.

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