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    Mitchell reports coming out today

    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?...=.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)
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    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...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOP GUN View Post


    How many big names in baseball will be exposed today...
    I would say at least 25


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    So what's Bonds going to say when his named is mentioned today??

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    I just see on ESPN, that Roger Clemens and Andy Pettite were named in the report.


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    The first name to emerge Thursday was seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens.
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    I bet Seligs *** is puckered up so tight a flea couldn't get in there Hell, he probably knows who will be on the list.


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    roids use has been going on for years. What is the big deal over mitchell's report?


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    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
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    mlb.com is showing it live incase anyone is interested...

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    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.
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