As Astros fans, the hubby and I watched Roger Clemens' sad attempt on
The Rocket's connection to the Houston baseball club was the only thing he had going for him in our house.
His annoying UT Longhorn affiliation was strike one.
Being a Yankee was definitely strike two.
Now steroids. He's officially out.
But the more intriguing tidbit we ran across was word from Newsday that Roger's protestations apparently have attracted the unwanted attention of Jeff Novitzky.
Novitzky is the IRS special agent responsible for the indictment of Barry Bonds on felony charges of perjury and obstruction of justice.
Even though nothing came of the IRS investigation into Bonds, it was clear why tax officials had questions. As blogged here, the feds suspected the San Francisco slugger might have funneled tens of thousands in cash from autographed memorabilia sales to his then-girlfriend in order to avoid paying taxes on the income.
I wonder what tax improprieties Novitzky might think the Rocket has committed.
Rocket (giclee on canvas) by Ralph Verano; available at ArtSmart