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Your Roger Clemens chuckle of the morning

Roger Clemens departs with his wife Debbie Clemens after the first day of his perjury trial, at the federal courthouse in Washington

Former Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens (L) departs with his wife Debbie Clemens (R) after the first day of his perjury trial, at the federal courthouse in Washington, July 6, 2011. Clemens, 48, was indicted a year ago on charges he gave false statements to a U.S. congressional committee investigating steroid use in baseball, perjured himself under oath and obstructed the lawmakers’ inquiry into widespread drug use that has scarred the sport. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL CRIME LAW)

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I find this funny for some reason. Under the headline “Clemens not getting a lot of love from jury pool” comes a report that, really, it has not been all that hard to find people who don’t know the first thing about The Rocket:

So far the pitcher hasn’t gotten a lot of love from the line of Washingtonians who have been questioned about their fitness to serve on his trial. There were some sports fans in the group, but most said they don’t know much about him.

Which is how it should be with a jury, of course. But if there’s any former player who bristles at this while thinking “don’t you know who I AM?” you figure it has to be Clemens.

That said, it’s in his best interests, I think, that they don’t know who he is. Because I don’t get the sense that to know Roger Clemens is to love him.