Two weeks ago YF linked to a piece by Alan Schwarz detailing the work of Eric Walker, who posits that late career performance spikes may have nothing at all to do with PED usage. Eric took time to detail his case further at this site here and here, in addition to his extensive work on his own site.
Today the Times gives space to three Wharton faculty members who examine Clemens’ own camp’s report, a report intended to explain the common-ness of Roger’s geriatric excellence. Unlike Walker’s views of Barry Bonds’ late surge, the Wharton boys cast a skeptical eye over his accomplishments, seeing something “unusual” at work. Though they will not charge PEDs with influence (like the rest of us these Professors, advanced degrees and all, cannot know whether Roger actually used), their skepticism is reasoned and apparently impartial. Click over for some interesting reading.