Thursday, December 13, 2007

Mitchell Report Stuns a Nation!

The Mitchell Report was released Thursday to talk about the issue of steroids in baseball. Not only did former Senator Mitchell do that, but he was able to stun a baseball world that was only expecting a few names of maquee players, instead giving us a boat load of household names. Names like Roger Clemens, Andy Petite, Eric Gagne, Gary Sheffield, Jason Giambi, Troy Glaus, Gary Matthews Jr., Paul Byrd, Jose Guillen, Brian Roberts, Paul Lo Duca, Rick Ankiel and many more. There are former players and current players alike. Players that were locks for the Hall of Fame and others that had great careers. The Mitchell Report blames everyone from players to owners to the commissioner for there roll in the Steroid Era. Bud Selig has already come out and talked about changes that are made effective today and about the possiblity of him taking swift action against some of these players named on a case by case basis.

MY TAKE? Let them all pay for thier sins! Yankee or not...Petite should be gone from pinstripes. Giambi I have more patience for because of his press conference he had 2 years ago. But anyone else, get rid of them, strike them out of your mind and move on. My son will not be wearing his "Rocket" shirt any longer. Already through his attorney, Clemens has denied using performance enhancing drugs. We will see. Right now...scarlet letters for all!

The following players were connected to steroids, either use or possession, in the report:
Lenny Dykstra
David Segui
Larry Bigbie
Brian Roberts
Jack Cust
Tim Laker
Josias Manzanillo
Todd Hundley
Mark Carreon
Hal Morris
Matt Franco
Rondell White
Andy Pettitte
Roger Clemens
Chuck Knoblauch
Jason Grimsley
Gregg Zaun
David Justice
F.P. Santangelo
Glenallen Hill
Mo Vaughn
Denny Neagle
Ron Villone
Ryan Franklin
Chris Donnels
Todd Williams
Phil Hiatt
Todd Pratt
Kevin Young
Mike Lansing
Cody McKay
Kent Mercker
Adam Piatt
Miguel Tejada
Jason Christiansen
Mike Stanton
Stephen Randolph
Jerry Hairston
Paul Lo Duca
Adam Riggs
Bart Miadich
Fernando Vina
Kevin Brown
Eric Gagne
Mike Bell
Matt Herges
Gary Bennett
Jim Parque
Brendan Donnelly
Chad Allen
Jeff Williams
Exavier "Nook" Logan
Howie Clark
Paxton Crawford
Ken Caminiti
Rafael Palmeiro
Luis Perez
Derrick Turnbow
Ricky Bones
Ricky Stone

The following players were cited under "Alleged Internet Purchases of Performance Enhancing Substances By Players in Major League Baseball."
Rick Ankiel
David Bell
Paul Byrd
Jose Canseco
Jay Gibbons
Troy Glaus
Jason Grimsley
Jose Guillen
Darren Holmes
Gary Matthews Jr.
John Rocker
Scott Schoeneweis
Ismael Valdez
Matt Williams
Steve Woodard

The following players were linked through BALCO:
Benito Santiago
Gary Sheffield
Randy Velarde
Jason Giambi
Jeremy Giambi
Bobby Estalella
Barry Bonds
Marvin Benard

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