The government has said it doesn't expect to call its key witness, McNamee, until next week.
"Those folk are fed up because they see their time being wasted!" Walton, his voice rising, said before the jury entered the room.
The pace has been so slow and so scattershot that one of the jurors is apparently having trouble understanding what it is actually about. Walton said a juror asked the judge's law clerk if the judge would advise what the charges are, an indication of how "far afield" the proceedings had wandered.
"When you create a boring environment which is being created in this case, it precipitates jurors to talk about the case," Walton said. "They are bored."
When jurors entered the room, Walton scolded them too, but more gently. He reminded them not to have any discussions about the case until it's time for deliberations.
The first witness was John Longmire of the FBI, who was back for a second day and wrapped up his testimony quickly. He was followed by three men who have worked with Clemens as athletic trainers: Charlie Moss and Jim Rowe from Clemens' years with the Boston Red Sox, and Tommy Craig from Clemens' stint with the Blue Jays.
Moss, Rowe and Craig testified that team employees such as strength and conditioning coaches would not be authorized to give players shots of B12 or of lidocaine, a common local anesthetic. Clemens has said he received B12 and lidocaine shots from McNamee when McNamee was the strength and conditioning coach for the Blue Jays in 1998.
Associated Press writer Frederic J. Frommer contributed to this report.
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