posted on 02/15/2008 11:04:00 AM PST
Again, the MLB invited the federal government to regulate it in exchange for the right to be exempt from federal antitrust statutes.
Gallagher should have read a little history before he wrote this half-baked column.
posted on 02/15/2008 11:06:50 AM PST
(Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
Lots of people got to witness what a PATHETIC JOKE that Waxman and Congress really is!!! LOTS of PEOPLE CRINGED!
posted on 02/15/2008 11:08:59 AM PST
by Ann Archy
(Abortion.....The Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
Article MCXXLIIV of the DC version of the Constitution:
Congress shall oversee Major League Baseball and hold regular hearings to ascertain the extent of drug usage therein.
posted on 02/15/2008 11:11:30 AM PST
("if somebody agrees with me 70% of the time, rather than 100%, that doesn’t make him my enemy." -RR)
Selig and Fehr are incompetent to do their jobs and keep Performance Enhancing drugs out of the sport. Theyve had plenty of time and warning and disaster to get it done. This has been going on for years. As a fan, I dont care about the past , but I want the crap swept out. I want them to test for everything, including blood testing. Clean it up or cite them for anti-trust violations and open baseball up to real competition. Or let the govt enforce the need self regulations.. Im just sick of these feckless idiots.
Any sports commissioner that is called before Congress should refuse. When pressured by Congress, the commissioner should threaten to dissolve the league to avoid any potential problems. I doubt any politician would want to be linked to destroying the NFL, NBA, NHL or MLB.
posted on 02/15/2008 11:31:00 AM PST
(February 6, 1911)
When all is said and done, in the publics mind, the overall scoreboard still reads :
Washington: Get rid of the bums!
Baseball: Take me out to the old ball game!
At least when they are wasting time on this, they aren’t doing any other damage to this country.
posted on 02/15/2008 12:20:25 PM PST
(Western Civilization is worth defending)
I am not sure why we pay these people to represent us. The congress seems to be nothing more than an extended welfare system. Or perhaps an extended intern delivery system.
posted on 02/15/2008 12:39:14 PM PST
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posted on 02/15/2008 4:38:06 PM PST
He is 1,000% correct and right on the money. It is NOT the business of government. Not one bit!
posted on 02/15/2008 8:38:08 PM PST
(We need to make government so small that it can be drowned in a bathtub.)
MLB is dreaming if it thinks it can ask for government favors and not invite government oversight.
That is the way of the world.
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