March 29, 2006

Mitchell to head steroid investigation: I have the feeling this is going to get very messy before it is over.

posted by dbt302 to baseball at 05:28 PM - 14 comments

Hiring a guy from Maine to check into substance abuse? Is Barry Bonds on the coffee brandy?

posted by yerfatma at 05:47 PM on March 29, 2006

jeezum croix, Mitchell was olde when I lived in Maine decades ago. I'm not even sure he knows what baseball is, much less steroids. He probably thinks barry bonds is a motion on the senate floor to stop a subsidy.

posted by irunfromclones at 05:52 PM on March 29, 2006

You New Englanders will probably know better than me, but as I recall, Mitchell's had a "bad ass ol' curmudgeon" rep for years now. Mitch isn't getting any younger, so I'm guessing that only increases his "you punk kids today" quotient as it pertains to, well, these punk kids today. Mitchell was also rumored to be the next commish some years ago. I think he may have been overhumanized for the job.

posted by The_Black_Hand at 06:19 PM on March 29, 2006

I was at the Disney stockholder meeting in Anaheim a couple of weeks ago. I can attest that the former senator is a "World class apple polisher"

posted by westcoast at 06:33 PM on March 29, 2006

I heard they were looking for someone older to head the investigation, but the Braves said they couldn't spare Julio Franco.

posted by wfrazerjr at 07:00 PM on March 29, 2006

If Barry goes, Bud goes!

posted by L.N. Smithee at 07:50 PM on March 29, 2006

Actually wfrazerjr, the Mets can't spare Julio. The Braves' resident geezer is Mike Remlinger now. I think I'm gonna enjoy hearing 'ol George yelling at Bonds to get off his lawn.

posted by Dayf at 08:46 PM on March 29, 2006

Is Mitchell investigating every single player accused of steroids in a book? What about Big Mac, what about Sosa, Palmiero, Boone, Grissom and every other player who saw thier power numbers fade badly after steroid testing was forced on the league. I mean, what about Canseco's book? Heck, I just might write a book myself and accuse every single ball player who ever played the game to have cheated by using banned substances. Wipe the entire record book clean because there's no way to be sure they weren't all cheating all the time, forever.

posted by fenriq at 10:08 PM on March 29, 2006

Was this much attention given to JFK! I'll wait until Oliver Stone explains it to me.

posted by Sailor at 12:23 AM on March 30, 2006

In my forthcoming memoir, I'm finally gonna blow the lid off the whole "fenriq situation," once and for all!

posted by The_Black_Hand at 05:11 AM on March 30, 2006

Wouldn't it have been wiser to get someone who was completely impartial? He is Chairman of the Board of Disney, which owns ABC and ESPN. I think the whole thing is silly. They need to investigate why it took Selig 10 years to come up with a real drug policy.

posted by bperk at 09:46 AM on March 30, 2006

why doesnt baseball save the money its spending investigating nothing and lower ticket want them to not use drugs eliminate huge salaries. have a cap on ticket prices say $10 for a box seat. players make say no more than $2,000,000 per season. let people be able to afford going to more than one game a year. Beer $7.00 a bottle, $ 4.5 for a hot dog. The pursuit of super saleries fuels this urge not records. when players incomes reach the level they are something is wrong.

posted by kdrckrules at 10:20 AM on March 30, 2006

"I think baseball has to recapture the moral high ground."-Vincent With all due respect Mr. Vincent, there is not moral high ground to recapture. MLB looked the other way...investigate the league as well as the players. Everyone involved in baseball during the late 90's is complicit in the steroid scandal.

posted by stofer71 at 10:29 AM on March 30, 2006

The _Black_Hand, I'm a situation? Woot! I'll have to write my momma and say "In yer face, you never said I'd amount to nothin' and now I'm a situation. Ha!" But you're right, I'm going to expand the scope of my book to include everyone who's ever lived and I'm accusing everyone of cheating. And I want a full investigation into everyone, living and dead. And once we have a full accounting, then we'll feed all the information into a big, big computer which will rewrite the record books accounting for just how much each person has cheated. kdrckrules, hear hear, man. Beers were "only" six bucks at Spring Training.

posted by fenriq at 12:37 PM on March 30, 2006

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