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December 13, 2007

Baseball’s Dark Day

The long anticipated Mitchell Report on steroids in baseball is about to be released. Watching ESPN right now and big names, including Roger Clemens are in there.

Mitchell says baseball shouldn't punish anyone unless the the commissioner finds the conduct was so detrimental to baseball it is necessary.

The full report and a live stream of Mitchell’s announcement is available on mlb.com.

ESPN has a quick rundown of the report.

A couple of ‘highlights’:

Mitchell said: "For more than a decade there has been widespread anabolic steroid use" in baseball.

Clemens, Miguel Tejada and Pettitte were named in the report, an All-Star roster linked to steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs that put a question mark -- if not an asterisk -- next to some of baseball's biggest moments.

On page 169 of the report, Clemens being injected with an anabolic steroid is detailed.

"Former commissioner Fay Vincent told me that the problem of performance-enhancing substances may be the most serious challenge that baseball has faced since the 1919 Black Sox scandal,'' Mitchell said in the 409-page report.



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