The Clemens prosecutors make their case to try him again

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Despite the calls from lawmakersmany lawmakers, actually — to give up on a second go at prosecuting Roger Clemens, the prosecutors today made their case for a do-over:

Prosecutors in the Roger Clemens perjury case say they made an honest mistake in showing jurors inadmissible evidence and the baseball star should face another trial … the prosecutors say their case remains strong and Clemens wants to “gain an unwarranted windfall from this inadvertent error.”

Clemens argument is that the prosecutions offered the evidence on purpose in an effort to get a mulligan because their case was going poorly. I’m still kind of skeptical of that — the trial was a day old when that happened — but those are the contours of the argument.

Video: Troy Tulowitzki plays along with a photographer who thought he was a pitcher

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Thursday marked photo day for the Blue Jays. There are always some oddities, usually when the players create fun for themselves. This time, the fun happened when a photographer mistook shortstop Troy Tulowitzki for a pitcher. Tulowitzki rolled with it and followed the photographer’s instructions to pose like a pitcher.

Hazel Mae has the hilarious video:

Hitters, of course, typically pose with a bat over their shoulder. Pitchers typically have their hand in their glove, sometimes leaning forward as if receiving the signs from their catcher.

Tulowitzki has exclusively played shortstop during his 12-year career in the majors, but perhaps one day he’ll step on the mound and be able to call himself a pitcher.