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BlitzburghRockCity
12-13-2007, 07:08 AM
Today is the probably the biggest day in MLB history, or atleast one of the biggest days in history.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071212&content_id=2323307&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb


Mitchell Report to be released Thursday
Investigation into MLB steroid use will reveal names involved
By Barry M. Bloom / MLB.com

Former Sen. George Mitchell's committee was commissioned on March 30, 2006, to determine what happened in baseball's so-called steroid era. (AP)
MLB Headlines

NEW YORK -- Former Sen. George Mitchell has called a 2 p.m. ET news conference for Thursday at the Grand Hyatt hotel to release the results of his committee's 20-month investigation into the use of performance-enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball.
Commissioner Bud Selig will react to the report during a 4:30 p.m. news conference at the nearby Waldorf Astoria Hotel. MLB.com will carry both news conferences live. The report itself will be posted at MLB.com shortly after it is released.

Mitchell, a former federal prosecutor, is a director of the Boston Red Sox, and was chairman of The Walt Disney Co., the parent of ESPN, at the time Commissioner Bud Selig established the committee on March 30, 2006, charging it with leaving "no stone unturned" in its quest to determine what happened in baseball's so-called steroid era.

Several news outlets, including The Associated Press, are stating that up to 80 players will be listed in the report, including MVPs, All-Stars and some "very, very high-level names," although none of those names had surfaced as of late Wednesday night. The AP, quoting two sources, also said that the full report totaled 304 pages, plus exhibits. In recent years, such superstars as Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield, Jose Canseco and the late Ken Caminiti, among others, have all been linked to reports or have admitted their own steroid use.

Various news reports said Mitchell will make recommendations to Major League Baseball and the Players Association about how to shore up the current Major League drug policy.

ESPN.com also reported that Mitchell's report recommends that the management of the drug policy should be turned over to an independent agency and there should be an improved effort in educating players about drug use. Additionally, it's reported Mitchell will suggest greater transparency to the program by revealing the drug for which a player tests positive and improving to state-of-the-art testing with a greater incidence of year-round testing.

One of the keys to Mitchell's investigation seems to have been the willingness earlier this year of Kirk Radomski, a bat boy, equipment manager and clubhouse attendant for the Mets from 1985-95, to provide Mitchell with players' names as part of his plea bargain with the federal government in the case against the Bay Area Co-Operative Laboratory. Radomski pleaded guilty to providing players with performance-enhancing drugs during that period.

A national investigation into the illegal sale of steroids and human growth hormone by the Albany, N.Y., district attorney's office is believed to have also provided Mitchell with previously undisclosed names.

Names of nine former or current Major Leaguers have already surfaced from that investigation and Selig suspended two of those players -- Jose Guillen of the Royals and Jay Gibbons of the Orioles -- for 15 days each for the start of the 2008 season. Those suspensions may provide a road map for how the Commissioner will deal with other players named in Mitchell's report.

Mitchell reportedly will fault the sport's leadership -- from the Commissioner to the Players Association, club owners and general managers -- for allowing the culture of performance-enhancing drugs to grow in the late 1990s.

The report will be delivered with the backdrop of Bonds having just pleaded not guilty last week in a San Francisco federal court on four counts of perjury and one count of obstruction of justice. Bonds' plea related to his own use of performance-enhancing drugs in testimony he gave four years ago before a grand jury investigating BALCO for money laundering and illegally selling performance-enhancing drugs without prescriptions.

Selig appointed Mitchell after he read the book "Game of Shadows," which documented the BALCO investigation, in which Bonds, Giambi and Sheffield were alleged to have used steroids.

While Mitchell's committee has never had subpoena power, he and his group of investigators have spent months and millions of dollars conducting interviews from the clubhouse to the front office as trainers, strength coaches, former players, general managers, managers and team presidents have all spent time answering queries.

And now, after 20 months of those questions, Thursday will bring some long-awaited answers.


How many big names in baseball will be exposed today...

DIESELMAN
12-13-2007, 11:42 AM
How many big names in baseball will be exposed today...

I would say at least 25

AZ_Steeler
12-13-2007, 11:52 AM
So what's Bonds going to say when his named is mentioned today?? :dunno:

DIESELMAN
12-13-2007, 12:05 PM
I just see on ESPN, that Roger Clemens and Andy Pettite were named in the report.

AZ_Steeler
12-13-2007, 12:19 PM
The first name to emerge Thursday was seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens.
Link to story (http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=Ak7QX9ZrMYzOZNggT2AyHk0RvLYF?slug=ap-mitchellreport&prov=ap&type=lgns)

DIESELMAN
12-13-2007, 12:33 PM
I bet Seligs *** is puckered up so tight a flea couldn't get in there :lol: Hell, he probably knows who will be on the list.

SteelersfaninPhilly
12-13-2007, 02:04 PM
roids use has been going on for years. What is the big deal over mitchell's report? :scratch:

Deb
12-13-2007, 02:23 PM
unconfirmed espn report....

Breaking: Mitchell Report Leaked
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Brady Anderson, Manny Alexander, Rick Ankiel, Jeff Bagwell, Barry Bonds, Aaron Boone, Rafaeil Bettancourt, Bret Boone, Milton Bradley, David Bell, Dante Bichette, Albert Belle, Paul Byrd, Wil Cordero, Ken Caminiti, Mike Cameron, Ramon Castro, Jose and Ozzie Canseco, Roger Clemens, Paxton Crawford, Wilson Delgado, Lenny Dykstra, Johnny Damon, Carl Everett, Kyle Farnsoworth, Ryan Franklin, Troy Glaus, Rich Garces, Jason Grimsley, Troy Glaus, Juan Gonzalez, Eric Gagne, Nomar Garciaparra, Jason Giambi, Jeremy Giambi,

Jose Guillen, Jay Gibbons, Juan Gonzalez, Clay Hensley, Jerry Hairston, Felix Heredia, Jr., Darren Holmes, Wally Joyner, Darryl Kile, Matt Lawton, Raul Mondesi, Mark McGwire, Guillermo Mota, Robert Machado, Damian Moss, Abraham Nunez, Trot Nixon, Jose Offerman, Andy Pettitte, Mark Prior, Neifi Perez, Rafael Palmiero, Albert Pujols, Brian Roberts, Juan Rincon, John Rocker, Pudge Rodriguez, Sammy Sosa, Scott Schoenweiis, David Segui, Alex Sanchez, Gary Sheffield, Miguel Tejada, Julian Tavarez,Fernando Tatis, Maurice Vaughn, IJason Varitek, Ismael Valdez, Matt Williams and Kerry Wood.

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if that list is even half true...all those individual records...stats......what do you do? put asterisks on them all? They aren't AAA ballplayers, they are the big guns and then even with the yankees.....all those championships. I dunno. If its the tip of the iceberg still it's going to rock the sport to level I dont even think we can comprehend yet

AZ_Steeler
12-13-2007, 03:01 PM
mlb.com is showing it live incase anyone is interested...

Black Prowler
12-13-2007, 06:37 PM
this means nothing unless they can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that those named in the report used steroids or other inhancement drugs. I'm not saying it didn't happen I just think this is quite dramamtic and the timing right before the holidays is innapropriate. If players are found to be guilty then they should be punished. But naming names does nothing other than create a a media frenzy to stir the pot.:willybs:

BlitzburghRockCity
12-13-2007, 06:55 PM
yeah it's a pretty ugly sight to see, all those top names past and present being thrown out in the open now. Wasn't Tejada just traded today, from the Orioles? I bet they are wondering now what they got themselves into..

Black@Gold Forever32
12-13-2007, 07:06 PM
The Mitchell Report is a joke and a waste of time....I know all you haters out there are just loving it....But for all the Bonds and Clemens on that list...There are plenty of bum players on that list also....Yea Todd Pratt really became a super star from his steroid use...lol Plus if you really think the NFL is clean......Then you have your head in the sand....

GoBenGo
12-13-2007, 07:23 PM
Today is the probably the biggest day in MLB history, or atleast one of the biggest days in history.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20071212&content_id=2323307&vkey=news_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb




How many big names in baseball will be exposed today... I am sure there will be some big suprises, BIG. Plenty won't suprise, but four or five will raise the proverbial eyebrows.

PemPgh14
12-13-2007, 09:00 PM
Dude-that's huge. Bonds? Clemens? Tejada? All big names.

Black@Gold Forever32
12-13-2007, 09:15 PM
Dude-that's huge. Bonds? Clemens? Tejada? All big names.

Todd Pratt yea thats a big name......Lot of bums on that list also...

SteelersfaninPhilly
12-14-2007, 01:32 AM
David Bell took steroids? :lol: Did not help him any :lol:

K Train
12-14-2007, 02:29 AM
whats the big deal? baseball sucks and steroids are cool

Koopa
12-14-2007, 02:32 AM
lol, my stros just traded for tejada wednesday..........if you ain't cheating you ain't trying i guess :lol:

K Train
12-14-2007, 02:34 AM
i just dont get why its such a big deal in baseball but not all the other sports...i think from this point on im taking a pro-steroid stand on the topic...whos with me

K Train
12-14-2007, 02:58 AM
Chad Allen
Rick Ankiel
David Bell
Mike Bell
Marvin Benard
Gary Bennett, Jr.
Larry Bigbie
Barry Bonds
Kevin Brown
Paul Byrd
Jose Canseco
Mark Carreon
Jason Christiansen
Howie Clark
Roger Clemens
Jack Cust
Brendan Donnelly
Chris Donnels
Lenny Dykstra
Bobby Estalella
Matt Franco
Ryan Franklin
Eric Gagne
Jason Giambi
Jeremy Giambi
Jay Gibbons
Troy Glaus
Jason Grimsley
Jose Guillen
Jerry Hairston, Jr.
Matt Herges
Phil Hiatt
Glenallen Hill
Darren Holmes
Todd Hundley
David Justice
Chuck Knoblauch
Tim Laker
Mike Lansing
Paul Lo Duca
Exavier "Nook" Logan
Josias Manzanillo
Gary Matthews, Jr.
Mark McGwire
Cody McKay
Kent Mercker
Bart Miadich
Hal Morris
Daniel Naulty
Denny Neagle
Rafael Palmeiro
Jim Parque
Andy Pettitte
Adam Piatt
Todd Pratt
Adam Riggs
Brian Roberts
John Rocker
F.P. Santangelo
Benito Santiago
Scott Schoeneweis
David Segui
Gary Sheffield
Miguel Tejada
Ismael Valdez
Mo Vaughn
Randy Velarde
Ron Villone
Fernando Vina
Rondell White
Jeff Williams
Matt Williams
Todd Williams
Steve Woodard
Kevin Young
Gregg Zaun


so theres what? about 300 players that went out to dinner and celebrated tonight?

seriously guys.....pro steroids....viva la revolicion!

DIESELMAN
12-14-2007, 10:53 AM
Not all of these players actually took steroids, this list is made up of users and players who bought and sold steroids and HGH. Doesn't a player have to be somewhat good for roids to actually up his play? So the players who are using but don't show significant results are actually dumbasses. I'm leaning with you K.....**** it

i just dont get why its such a big deal in baseball but not all the other sports...i think from this point on im taking a pro-steroid stand on the topic...whos with me


so theres what? about 300 players that went out to dinner and celebrated tonight?

seriously guys.....pro steroids....viva la revolicion!
:haha:

K Train
12-14-2007, 02:19 PM
viva la revolucion!!!!

K Train
12-14-2007, 03:37 PM
so no one else with me on being a pro-steroids activist?

http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n45/K-Train89/sadbanana-1.gif

StlersGuy
12-14-2007, 04:17 PM
this list is a joke