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“It’s going to be a rough day in the Bronx”

By on 12.13.07 | 12:06PM

That's according to a source quoted in a Bergen Record story on the baseball steroid report due out this afternoon.

And if this ESPN item is accurate, it will be rough indeed:

A former New York Yankees strength trainer says information he provided to the George Mitchell investigation regarding supplying Roger Clemens and Andy Pettitte with steroids is included in the Mitchell report scheduled to be released later today, a source close to the trainer told ESPN The Magazine's Shaun Assael.

I always defended Clemens against charges of steroid use, because I knew that he was legendary for his rigorous workouts and he was a pretty big and powerful guy throughout his career. But if it turns out he did use steroids, I can live with it as a Yankee fan, because I always viewed him as a hired gun and never formed a sentimental attachment to him. But Andy Pettitte? That would be absolutely devastating. He was supposed to be one of the good guys, and was the core of the rotation in 1996, when the Yankees ended a 18-year World Series drought, and throughout their run thereafter. If this report turns out to be accurate, it would be absolutely heart-breaking for Yankees fans everywhere.

The Mitchell press conference is expected at 2 pm. Stay tuned.

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