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All along Roger Clemens said he didn’t lie to Congress. So the jury’s resounding acquittal of him on all charges of course technically supports that claim.

Now whether the jury actually believed Clemens was telling the truth or they simply chose to nullify the charges against him, because they felt government prosecutors over-reached, we may never know. But one thing seems increasingly apparent: the public, and maybe even that jury, is long past tired of the government wasting millions of dollars going after star athletes for the alleged use of performance enhancing drugs.

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Surely he should have known better than to say something that would inflame the justifiably sensitive and politically powerful Cuban-American community of Miami, many of whom were refugees, or whose parents and other relatives risked their lives to flee Castro’s repressive communist regime.

How could Guillen say anything that sounds even remotely supportive of one of America’s foremost political enemies? But say it he did. And he’ll have to live with it.

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George Steinbrenner was bombastic, when lesser inclined owners sat quietly behind the scenes. He spent millions on players while his peers failed to successfully utilize free agency like he did. Most importantly – he won. He demanded it. But the ways he went about winning were often over the top, cartoonish at times and occasionally even cruel.

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