Posted by: Nate | December 13, 2007

Judgement Day

As the Mitchell Report is being released and his news conference is being simulcast on ESPN, here are some of the early details that we know.

All 30 teams have players named in the report and involved in the steroids problem.

Miguel Tejada, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte were all named in the report as a few of the “big names” implicated so far.

Also named were Eric Gagne and Paul Lo Duca, both players linked to HGH and not steroids.

He also states that many players were getting a “heads-up” on upcoming drug tests, allowing them some wiggle room in trying to beat those tests.

Mitchell also has recommended that the testing be outsources to an independent agency, and be a more rigorous, year-long program with lots of transparency.

More to come as the details continue to surface. If you’d like to read the entire report, it is available in .pdf form right now on MLB.com and I am downloading it as we speak.

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Responses

  1. I haven’t read the report yet, but I am not sure how helpful naming names is if you aren’t going to do anything about those particular people. Punishing them gives the option of redemption through punishment, but naming names just makes this title of steroid user hang over their head for the rest of their career.


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