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Rocket's victory more like a defeat

Clemens doesn't come out unscathed from a game he never should have started

Updated: June 19, 2012, 1:25 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Roger Clemens won the decision but lost the game. This victory in the courtroom was far more Pyrrhic than any of the 354 he claimed on the mound, even now as he exits stage left and eagerly laterals all the performance-enhancing burdens to another tainted Texan, Lance Armstrong.

A half dozen counts of perjury, making false statements and obstructing Congress were sent to federal jurors, who met them with verdicts of not guilty. Six up and six down for Clemens, who looked and sounded more ...

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