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Mitchell Report Is Out: Who's Responsible?

By Rob Trahan(12,495) Rob Trahan

Posted Thursday, December 13, 2007
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I wish that I could say I was surprised at even one of the names on George Mitchell's list released today. Clemens name didn't surprise me. Neither did Pettitte's when you consider he trained with Clemens. Tejada? No way. I'm angered as an Astros fan, but not surprised.

What did surprise me was the level of involvement the rest of the league had. It makes sense that coaches and trainers turned a blind eye to the steroid use in the 80s and 90s, but according to Mitchell, a lot of teams had knowledge of who was doing it and who wasn't. Some trainers and clubhouse guys were even the ones to supply the players!

And of course, the players' union has always done what it could to facilitate the Steroids Era, instead of holding its members responsible and being proactive. In fact, according to Mitchell's report, when he sent out a letter requesting interviews with any player willing to talk, the union sent a companion letter basically saying they shouldn't do it.

At this point it looks like Bud Selig is the only person in baseball willing to stand up and take responsibility for his actions as they relate to performance enhancing drug use in Major League Baseball. I applaud the commissioner for stating that his office will put into practice all of the recommendations made by Mitchell and his team.

I'm curious now to see what happens to Hall of Fame campaigns of Clemens, Bonds and others. And I'm curious to see if Ed Wade asks the Orioles for a do-over.

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