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Does Roger Clemens Media Coverage Make You Hungry?

If you find yourself starting to think about lunch or a snack while reading some of the commentary on Roger Clemens' troubles by big-name newspaper sports writers, there may be a subliminal reason for that.

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From the Washington Post's Thomas Boswell:

... The federal indictment against him is 19 pages long. But indictments are always wordy. The proverbial indictment-against-a-ham-sandwich could probably run 20 pages.

And from George Vecsey in the New York Times:

We all know the cliché that a prosecuting attorney can persuade a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, but Clemens — and Barry Bonds, with his trial scheduled for next March — are not mere ham sandwiches but rather the prime beef of baseball.