Andy Pettitte looked about as enthused to be in court Tuesday as if he had just been shelled for a couple of innings and was about to hand the ball to the manager.
More important for prosecutors pursuing a conviction of Roger Clemens on perjury and obstruction charges, Pettitte also appeared to be authentic and credible as he described conversations about Clemens' alleged use of performance-enhancing drugs in US District Court.
"I haven't spoken with him for a long time," Pettitte said after one of the final questions from prosecutors.
It's what they had discussed that led to the two former teammates with the New York Yankees and Houston Astros to sit a few feet apart in the courtroom. Pettitte testified that Clemens had told him he had used human growth hormone -- a synthetic drug purported to increase lean muscle mass and reduce recovery time -- during a workout in 1999 or 2000. The two spoke again on the topic during spring training in 2005 as the first m...