Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mitchell Report Due Out at 2:00 PM Today

UPDATED -- Link to Report, with Names and Signed Checks by Players at End:
http://assets.espn.go.com/media/pdf/071213/mitchell_report.pdf

Can't wait to see this thing. I don't think anyone should be surprised by this, but it will be nice to see the names. Certainly takes the pressure off Bonds though, because if you put an asterisk by his record, how about Clemens' Cy Young? It wasn't just the hitters doing the cream and the clear.

This all makes perfect sense though, remember, the commissioner's office is just as culpable. They knew they had a problem, but after the players strike in 1994 (the last time I remember caring about baseball) the league knew its fan base was disgusted and didn't want to come back to the parks. So the league office looks the other way, especially when "slammin' Sammy" and McGwire have their little home run chase in 1998.

Why would you want to waste your money going to see something that is fake? It's no different than betting on a game that's fixed. The simple solution is for the Players Association to agree to fair testing. If you can test for it, and there are repercussions to your actions, then people won't do it. Christ, they do it in the Tour de France, what's the difference? The difference is there's too much money at stake. It's a business, not a game.

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