Roger Clemens Defends His Manliness on Twitter
As first reported by the New York Daily News on Thursday, Clemens took to his Twitter feed Wednesday in response to questions about his virility.
The newspaper originally reported Tuesday that the Rocket Man, excuse the double entendre, and "his sexual effectiveness was a focus of a 2008 interview federal agents conducted with the pitcher's former mistress, country singer Mindy McCready." The tweet from Clemens may have been in response to the Daily News' story, McCready or both.
"I've taken great care of my body, and to this date and time all the pipes on this body are still working great," Clemens (pictured right in January at the BCS title game) wrote on his personal account. "Thx for asking."
TMI, as the kids say. That's between you and your, um, plumber, Rog.
Of course, what should be of greater public interest is the Justice Department's investigation into whether Clemens lied under oath when he said he never used steroids or human growth hormone. If Clemens did in fact use performance-enhancing drugs, the following tweet from the former star hurler is steeped in irony.
"It's amazing what some will say to make money off of another," tweeted Clemens, who may indirectly be acknowledging an alleged sex tape in which McCready reportedly discussed Clemens' sexual dysfunctions, which could have been related to PED use.
"Hey here's a thought ... ever tried working for a living?"
At this point, we all have our suspicions -- for good reason -- about all bulked-up athletes, especially baseball players. Clemens, for his part, continues to deny ever using anything more than a tireless workout regimen to excel on the mound into his 40s.
All I know is ... Clemens is even intimidating on Twitter while throwing verbal bat shards through the Interwebs. And I hear his words per minute are through the roof. At age 47, no less.