Sports and my thoughts

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Sports: MLB to investigate steroid use

Way to be proactive instead of reactive. Oh wait, it isn't 1996 is it? Oh yah it is 2006. They are only about 10 years too late to start investigating steroids in baseball.
Major League Baseball will investigate alleged steroid use by Barry Bonds and other players and plans to hire former U.S. Senate majority leader George Mitchell to lead the effort.

Mitchell will not be the lead investigator, but he will head the investigation effort.

A baseball official told The Associated Press on Wednesday that final plans for the investigation were still pending, as was a definite answer from Mitchell. An announcement was expected later this week.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because commissioner Bud Selig has not yet made an announcement. Selig, however, has scheduled a news conference at 2 p.m. ET on Thursday.

ESPN's confirmation of Mitchell as the head of the investigation comes after Wednesday's New York Times reported that Selig was on the verge of announcing an investigation into steroid use by Bonds and other players as detailed in the book "Game of Shadows" and that Mitchell's name was being floating around baseball circles as the outside person to head such an investigation.

Sad thing is, if Bonds wasn't chasing Hank Aaron's home run record I don't believe we would be having this investigation now. Steroids have been a problem with every pro sport, baseball has just been the last sport to acknowledge that they have a problem.

I wish they had done this 10 years ago if not earlier.


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