It might take several years — if ever — for many baseball fans to find Roger Clemens innocent in the court of public opinion.

But Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano says he is pleased a jury cleared Clemens of perjury charges related to accusations that he took steroids as a pitcher.

"I played with him (on the Yankees 1999-2003) and he treated me very well . … I am very happy for him that he is not guilty," Soriano told me. "I was a little scared for him (during the trial), but he is a nice guy. He was battling and fighting every day for like two or three years."