Thursday, December 13, 2007
Players listed in Mitchell report
CNN and Sports Illustrated have put together a preliminary list of players cited in the Mitchell Report. You can find it here:
A little rundown on some of the players, with my take on their involvement. I'm only going to comment on a handful because, let's be honest, does anyone really know much about players like Larry Bigbie and Jack Cust?
1. Barry Bonds - well, duh.
2. Kevin Brown - Since 2002 (the year MLB had steroids testing), he hasn't quite been the same pitcher he was in the handful of years leading up to 2002.
3. Roger Clemens - I wonder if Mike Piazza had any thoughts on Clemens and roid rage?
4. Chuck Knoblauch - Evidently steroids must enhance your ability to bean Keith Olberman's mom sitting in the stands.
5. Tim Laker - um, who???
6. John Rocker - Another side effect of steroids: it makes you a bigoted redneck.
7. Benito Santiago - I wonder if he would still be able to throw out base stealers from his knees if he wasn't on the juice?
8. Gary Sheffield - Often known for controversy, Sheffield once said something like there are more Latino players in the game than black players because you can't control black players. Maybe you can't control Sheffield because of his dependence on steroids?
It's also interesting to note how many players on this list are current or former Yankees players. On this list, I can include:
And that might not even be a complete list. I'm just going off of my memory here. And in the interest of full disclosure, I am a Mets fan and I do realize that there are some former Mets on that list too. But there's no former Mets player on that team that was highly instrumental in their history, and I enjoy criticizing the Yankees any chance I get.