Not as close as we were led to believe...

Dan HoaglandContributor IJanuary 21, 2008

Among its many unexpected consequences, the Mitchell Report has magnified just how different Clemens and Pettitte are. And with the two men set to share a table at Capitol Hill's Rayburn Hall next month, it's as good a time as any to point out that this supposed mentor-protege relationship has been overblown. "They were never as close as they were made out to be," a friend of both said on the condition of anonymity. "They just sort of went along with it in the media because it was a good story."