Talk shows, opinions, arguments, pre-Mitchell report shows and a partridge in a pear tree. As I sit fifteen minutes away from a highly anticipated press conference featuring Senator George Mitchell, I will blog..live..with the happenings and opinions during what appears to be the culmination of three years of investigations by Senator Mitchell's team on the infestation of performance enhancing drugs in Major League Baseball. To me, this is the darkest day in the history of America's pastime. In no way is this window dressing or grandstanding. These are serious accusations that will result in the broken hearts of many children and the children within the adults that look up to or have looked up to many players that might be on this list that play the role(s) of their heroes. The only question that remains, is who will play the role of Casey at the bat
1:51: ESPN on the tube and Steve Phillips is a tool
1:56: Paul LoDuca, Denny Nagel, Tejada, Rondell White... copies of personal checks in the report.
1:57: Mitchell at podium(notice the last two numbers)
1:58: Thanking everyone at the podium ad nausium
2:00: Coming down on Major League Baseball.
2:04: Mitchell giving an editorial of sorts backed with some percentages..nothing exciting yet.
2:05: Biggest complaints among players was that there were guys taking steroids and "taking my spot"
2:05: Mets clubhouse Kurt Radomski is a major player in this (no surprise)
2:06: Each of the players were invited to meet with Mitchell, ALL current players declined invitation and refused to meet or talk with Sen. Mitchell.. (WOW)
2:07: 11 players admitted that Radomski supplied them with anabolic steroids just as Radomski 'testified' to. Witnesses involved as well....
2:08: Each of the 30 teams had a player or players taking illegal substances.
2:09:Players moved away from oil based steriods to water based steriods that clear the body faster
2:10: **** my feeling is that we are not going to hear names from Mitchell and it will be up to us to find the report or wait for the media to report them****
2:11: ****Im not getting what I want right now.. Tell me the names and why they are in the report and why it is warranted for them to be in there****
2:16: Union just got bitch slapped by Mitchell. Owners more concerned with economic futility of baseball and did not take drugs more serious than economics... (Donald Fehr just put his foot through the television)
2:17: Urges Selig to forgo imposing dicsipline for past usage.
2:18: More than 1/2 players identified are not playing or involved with MLB
This is awful. No more news right now... will get names and move forward later.
....THE MIGHTY CASEY HAS STRUCK OUT