MLB’s Mitchell Report
Some of you may not care about baseball, but it is one of our country’s cultural and historical touchstones. Former Senator George Mitchell’s report (PDF)on the use of steroids and human-growth hormone in Major League baseball contains several names of players implicated in the use of either or both. And though Sen. Mitchell attempted to focus on the future, we can’t escape the past, especially in the case of baseball, which lives and breathes its history perhaps more than any other sport. I don’t know if this will be as notorious as the 1919 Black Sox scandal, but it could. Then again, Bud Selig ain’t exactly Kenesaw Mountain Landis.
Below is the list of players mentioned in the report. Some have previously been identified as users of performance-enhancing drugs, many are being identified for the first time. I’ve put recognizable names (to both Red Sox and casual MLB fans) in bold and kept them in the main post (for the rest, see the extended entry).
The big “new” revelations are probably Roger Clemens, Andy Pettite and Miguel Tejada.
The Red Sox players mostly were with the club in the late 1990’s era (when Canseco was on the team) or were with other teams when they used.
Here are the JAGs on the list…..
Jerry Hairston, Jr.
Paul Lo Duca
Gary Bennett, Jr.
Exavier “Nook” Logan