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Two jurors have been kicked off the Roger Clemens jury for sleeping

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer
I haven't been paying overly close attention to the Roger Clemens trial. I'm not sure if it's because I'm so sick and tired of hearing about the steroid era's taint or if it's because there's no way I could take a side -- seriously, a person with the morality of Roger Clemens vs. a government wasting a colossal amount of time and money ... as usual? What's the right choice there?

Roger Clemens on trial
Anyway, something has finally caught my eye: According to the Associated Press story from Tuesday, a second juror has been kicked off the jury for falling asleep.

I don't know how to react to that, other than to laugh. I mean, we've all been there before -- whether it's a college philosophy lecture, an insurance seminar or a simple boardroom meeting (not with CBSSports.com, of course. All our meetings are awesome). You know the feeling. Your eyes just keep falling shut and you can't shake it. Maybe your pen falls to the ground and the sound startles you awake, or maybe someone close to you coughs or sneezes loudly, jarring you awake. But those are only temporary. As long as you're caught in that seat for a prolonged period of time with that nodding off feeling, there's no fighting the heavy eyes. And two jurors on the Clemens trial have succumbed to it.

Boy, the testimony must be riveting -- maybe I should watch more Court TV than baseball. In the meantime, might I suggest some Homer Simpson glasses to the remaining jurors?

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