Schilling throws an inside pitch at the Rocket
Curt Schilling has weighed in on the Mitchell Report and Roger Clemens. Posting a blog on his 38pitches.com, Schilling said "as a fan my thought is that Roger will find a way in short order to organize a legal team to guarantee a retraction of the allegations made, a public apology is made, and his name is completely cleared. If he doesnít do that then there arenít many options as a fan for me other than to believe his career 192 wins and 3 Cy Youngs he won prior to 1997 were the end. From that point on the numbers were attained through using PEDís (performance enhancing drugs.) Just like I stated about Jose (Canseco), if that is the case with Roger, the 4 Cy Youngs should go to the rightful winners and the numbers should go away if he cannot refute the accusations."
Schilling, of course, has never minced words. He had to retract last year's comments on Barry Bonds, apologizing for his statements on what he said about the allegations against the slugger.
Now, Schilling is saying Clemens and others named in the report have to clear their names, or pay consequences.
"I pray that ANYONE in this report that is innocent, steps up and clears their names, now, today," said Schilling. "No one has, and through today no one has done anything but issue a crafted statement in someone elseís words denying their guilt or association in any of this."
There will be many more statements to come on last week's report, but to hear it from a current player -- a player who has testified before Congress on the issue -- adds to the building noise for Clemens to prove his innocence.