Time, and the long arm of the law, may have finally caught up with former baseball pitching ace Roger Clemens. And he’s about to find out something that Pete Rose and Bill Clinton learned long before him. The strategy of “Deny, deny, deny” does not work. Telling a bare-faced lie to Jim Gray on television, as Pete Rose did during the 1999 World Series, will keep you out of the National Baseball Hall-of-Fame. Telling a bare-faced lie to Congress, as Clemens appears to have done, will keep you out of something else. Society. Lying to Congress is how you acquire a ticket to jail. When will people in positions of influence ever learn?