You want your starting pitcher to be confident. You want him to want the ball in big games.
You don't want your starting pitcher to be arrogant. He shouldn't antagonize the other team's big hitters. He shouldn't demand to testify before Congress.
Getting indicted for lying to Congress is stupid. Getting indicted for lying to Congress, when you didn't HAVE to testify before Congress is monumentally stupid. Roger Clemens made a brief appearance at a hearing yesterday to plead "Not Guilty" to the charges facing him. ESPN radio's legal talking head said the trial is scheduled to begin in April, but will most likely be delayed until the end of 2011 due to the mountains of evidence and papers the legal teams will have to sift through in the coming months.
I'm not sure how rich Clemens is, but rest assured he will be spending a lot of cash in the next year or so trying to stay out of jail.
Maybe we should have a Clemens-a-thon to help pay his legal expenses. I have a feeling we wouldn't need ANY operators to answer calls.