Skip to comments.Mitchell Report Released by Major League Baseball
Posted on 12/13/2007 11:17:17 AM PST by Eric Blair 2084
Download entire report including names of players implicated here.
That is my question. How did George Mitchell know these people are taking drugs? Whom did he interview? It is my understanding that he only talked to one player personally. What proof is he offering? Why did this report cost millions of dollars?
</ sarcasm> for those who think I am serious.
Now it’s reported that Pujols in NOT on the list? That would be nice.
Does it say when Congress will have their drug testing?
Wonder if a list with some intentionally wrong names was used at some point to figure out who a leaker was.
The report is huge, but just by scanning it, it looks like it was interviewing people, the Balco mess, and some other means.
As for proof, I saw a couple scans of cancelled checks, money orders, and delivery receipts (FedEx, UPS)
It’s nice to know that the players involved were dumb enough to pay for their steroids by check.
Dude, read it.
Also, great to see Tejada there. No wonder the O’s dumped him yesterday!
Wake up folks —— it’s been Thugball and Drugball for decades now...
Next, I want to see the SAME investigation of Congress Critters, with everyone who ever accepted a bribe, accepted an illegal contribution, broke a campaign promise, lied or screwed one of the help -—— put on a list for us all to review....
A lot of these guys only have high school educations, and a bunch of them from down south (south of our South) not even that probably.
I skimmed it, but it looks like Clemens had been using even up through 2007! If that is true, how stupid is that? Or is it proof that it is the only way he could compete at his age.
When the difference to an athlete could be millions of dollars, they would be unwise not to go for it. The problem is that all pro sports stopped being games and became business. Pro-sports have become one of the greatest deterrents to productivity, family togethernesses and a detraction from the fall of the American Empire. When Rome fell the citizens were so distracted by games they were blind to their fate.
This is from yahoo:
Paul Lo Duca
Jerry Hairston Jr.
Gary Matthews Jr.
One name conspicuously absent, George Herman Ruth, aka, The Prince of Pounders, aka, The Wazir of Wham. Odd, but true, that moon faced visage looms ever larger when power hitting is mentioned. There was no one like him. He was sui generis, indeed the ne plus ultra of the long ball. The reality of Ruth’s accomplishments are an interesting sidebar to this discussion of performance enhancing drugs. Lest we forget, his last major League hit was that terrific home run (his third of the day) over that 86 foot high roof to right at Forbes Field. He was the first to hit 30, 40, 50, and 60 home runs in a season. His 714 career homers were accomplished in nearly 4,000 fewer at bats than Aaron. When he hit 60 in 1927 his homer count exceeded the entire roster of the Philadelphia Athletics whose line up included Al Simmons, Ty Cobb, Jimmie Foxx and Mickey Cochran. He had a winning record as a pitcher against Walter Johnson. He stole home more often than Lou Brock. He was 3-0 as a pitcher in World Series play. He pitched a complete game and won at the age of 38 in 1933. He hit a fungo 447 feet. He even won a distance hitting contest after he retired (he bested Johnny Mize). The fact is that he would have excelled in any setting and against any competition. True, he didn’t play on a regular basis against the great black players of his era. But he did play against them. According to William Jenkinson Ruth played against Negro League All-Stars across the United States and Cuba in fall barnstorming tours. In his 55 at bats against the great black pitchers Ruth connected for 25 base hits and blasted 12 home runs. That works out to a batting average of over .400 and a slugging average of over 1.000. He simply would have excelled in any format and in any setting. He was playing 200 games a year at St. Mary’s Industrial School as a teen. He was probably the best ballplayer in the world at the age of nineteen. Long live the memory of The Babe!
I’m inclined to agree. Increasingly, so it seems, professional sports are staffed by headline sensation seeking morons, so heavily tatted that I can’t even make out their body art. Throw in the thug mentality (heavily pervasive) and you’ve got first rate cultural rot. I’m getting sick of these thuggish louts. I blame ESPN for some of this. They’ve kissed Barry Bonds’ ass so long they’ll never get that taste out of their mouths.
do we know all the names that were wrong yet?
so is it just the new names you listed?
Someone said it on another thread. Now when is the NFL going to do this?
Cubs fan....Cubs motto...."maybe next year"!
Sosa wasn’t on the list. He couldn’t be interviewed since he suddenly forgot how to speak English.
Any person whose name is on this list should have an asterisk (*) placed next to his records.
Say it ain't so, Joe. Watch how this one gets little airtime.
Reminds me of that baseball trivia question that will just about always win you a beer...Who broke up more no-hitters with a home run, than any player in Major League History???
Rickey Henderson 81 times
Now, who hit the most home runs in a single season? Anyone, anyone, Beuller, anyone?
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