I really dislike Clemens as much as anyone but this is very far fetched. First, I find it extremely hard to believe that MLB would try and cover for any player who tested positive, even Clemens. There is such a huge controversy right now that if the cover-up got it exposed the negative media backlash would be incredibly severe. It would not be worth it for baseball.
Secondly, it does not take seven months to clean traces of steroids out of your system. If steroids were Clemens' concern he could have cleaned himself out during the off-season and then returned on time. Also, if he was using steroids to sustain his career why not go out on top? Why would he risk returning steroid-free? This just doesn't make a lot of sense from my perspective.
Maine has a good swing for a pitcher but on anything that moves, he has no chance. And if it's a fastball, it has to be up in the zone. Basically, the pitcher has to hit his bat. - Mike Pelfrey