The failed prosecution of Roger Clemons wasn't just about one man. In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes about how the U. S. government neglected to reform an entire system.
There will be no winners in the steroid era, only losers. Our last best hope to clean it up -- the government - just joined that club by bungling the Roger Clemens trial.
A guilty verdict on one of the charges against Barry Bonds means baseball's worst nightmare is one step closer to becoming a reality: The game's greatest players are discrediting it.
It's always a harbinger of hope, sure. But in this year's mixed-up, locked-out sports world, baseball's Opening Day is something else, too. It's shelter from the storm.
The government didn't single out Barry Bonds in its pursuit of the BALCO case. Instead, Bonds singled himself out when he laughed in the face of the investigators and prosecutors, writes Howard Bryant.