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October 30, 2007

Mitchell report to name names: According to those familar with the conference call, Tom Carlucci, a lawyer for MLB, told the team representatives on conference call that the report is going to be "salacious"

posted by brickman to baseball at 07:36 PM - 5 comments

Gary Matthews Jr., Paul Byrd, Rick Ankiel and other Major League Baseball players who have been linked to human growth hormone in published reports face the prospect of a Bud Selig-imposed suspension if they are found to have violated U.S. law. If the Mitchell Report doesn't "name names" about MLB owners, general managers, managers, coaches and training staff, then it's not even worth wiping your ass with it. To suggest that large numbers of players were using illegal drugs without anyone in the MLB management/staff knowing about it (and therefore reporting it to MLB) is simply ludicrous.

posted by grum@work at 07:54 PM on October 30

grum- Your probably right. Doubt any "official" for teams will be named in report. My curiosity is with the players union and will probably be asking the same questions. Since Mitchell is associated with Red Soxs, any names that are termed " injurious" to leadership will be crushed.

posted by brickman at 08:22 PM on October 30

I realize it's way too early to guess, but I'm going to ask this question anyway: do you think that Selig's ultimate legacy will be the commissioner that let steroid use prosper in baseball? Or will be that his time as commissioner merely coincided with that time in sporting history in general; that there was nothing he could do about its proliferation? (this is a time that I will really miss Crafty as I'm sure his answer will be though provoking)

posted by NoMich at 08:23 PM on October 30

Citing a high-ranking major league official, The Los Angeles Times reported Thursday that Major League Baseball's commissioner hasn't ruled out such discipline for players even if they did not violate baseball's drug policy. This sounds more and more everyday like a giant witch hunt to hang someone with a big name. Grum, I could not agree with you more, you know damn well those trainers at the least knew/know what the hell is going on. Their names are just not big enough. Now whats up with this paragraph above, "hasn't ruled out discipline for players even if they did not violate MLB's drug policy." What exactly was this Mitchell panel/comission/group/test subjects supposed to be looking for again?

posted by jojomfd1 at 05:46 AM on October 31

Since Mitchell is associated with Red Soxs, any names that are termed " injurious" to leadership will be crushed. Yeah, how did they wind up using someone attached to a major league team? Is that supposed to show the game's trying to clean itself up from inside?

posted by yerfatma at 06:48 AM on October 31

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