Mr. Braley. Have you ever been a vegetarian?Yes, it's a sad day when the most famous pitcher in America doesn't know what a vegan is. Doesn't he even read Dorf on Law?!
Mr. Clemens. I am not a vegetarian.
Mr. Braley. Have you ever been a vegan?
Mr. Clemens. A what? I'm sorry.
Mr. Braley. A vegan.
Mr. Clemens. I don't know what that is. I'm sorry.
Of course, the question on the minds of everyone who encountered this snippet out of context is why the Rocket was being asked if he was a vegan. The answer, as explained shortly after this exchange, is that veganism is one of the few reasons why someone might take vitamin B-12 supplements. I take them in yummy mint form. For the letter from PETA to Clemens, click here.
Posted by Mike Dorf