So here's what I'm guessing the report will contain and the press reaction in ( ):
- In order to enhance performance and prolong tenure in the league, players took steroids, HGH, and other chemicals most evidently beginning in 1994 and beyond (gasp!)
- Owners didn't care because tickets were being sold post strike (shocking!)
- Bonds, Sosa, Palmero, Conseco, McGuire, Clemens, Caminiti, and a host of prior stars will be implicated as players that doped (cataclysmic!)
- The report will say strong evidence exists that several current players are taking drugs and they should stop.
None of that would shock any of us would it??
There, what has taken Senator Mitchell to produce in 3 years, took me less than 10 minutes.
. . . Now, if I'm wrong, and if this report is revealing in nature and contains the names of the biggest stars (David Ortiz, A-Rod, Albert Pujols come to mind) - I think there will be a major ripple effect. I can't see that happening though. If names are named, I just have this feeling that it will be a pool of players that aren't the A-Listers (at least I hope not), and that the report will not touch the players that puts money in the bank.
The report gets released at 2pm, and Bud Selig is doing a press conference at 4pm (announcement of suspensions? reversal of records?). . . . And so the baseball world waits.