On Wednesday, jury selection began in the trial of once adored, now humiliated Major League Baseball pitcher Roger Clemens. Clemens is charged with lying to a House Committee in 2008 when he denied using performance-enhancing drugs. How much damage will the trial and its revelations do to our national pastime? Keith ponders the issue with Houston Chronicle sports columnist Richard Justice.
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The trial, scheduled to begin tomorrow and last 4-6 weeks, will bring a parade of celebrity athletes and plenty of sordid details to the staid Washington federal courthouse. It will feature testimony about illicit drugs, bloody evidence of injections, an abscess on Clemens’ backside allegedly caused by steroid use and allegations that his accuser is a serial liar and a rapist. —MOUND OF TROUBLE, The Daily