Jim Baumbach Is Covering Hell Out of Clemens Case

apos It’s a fact of science — and by “fact of science” I mean “I heard on the news or something once” — that the human brain is, more or less, programmed to search out narratives. The instinct is so strong that, in those cases where it (i.e. the brain) encounters seemingly disparate facts and events, it (i.e. the brain) will compel a human being to name Yuniesky Betancourt as the starting second baseman of his baseball team.

In maybe — although not definitely — related news, Newsday reporter Jim Baumbach’s Twitter coverage of this morning’s jury selection for Roger Clemens’ impending perjury trial is more amusing than all of your spouse’s work stories.

Some recent selections from Baumbach’s timeline:


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Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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The suspense of the ellipse in the last one made me fall of the edge of my chair.