Friday Fire 2: The Mitchell Report: What Does It All Mean?
Roid Rage or frustrated concern?
Here’s a list of names:
Paul LoDuca, Eric Gagne, Jason Giambi, Jeremy Giambi, Ken Caminiti, Jose Canseco, Kevin Brown, Matt Herges, Mo Vaughn, Benito Santiago, Marvin Bernard, Barry Bond,s Bobby Estella, Gary Sheffield, Randy Velarde, Lenny Dykstra, David Segui, Larry Bigbie, Brian Roberts, Jack Cust, Tim Laker, Mark Carreon, Todd Hundley, Hal Morris, Rondell White, Matt France, Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Jason Grimsley, Gregg Zaun, David Justice, F.P. Santangelo, Glenallen Hill, Denny Neagle,Ron Villone, Ryan Franklin, Chris Donnells, Todd Williams, Phil Hiatt, Kevin Young, Mike Lansing, Cody McKay, Kent Merker, Adam Piatt, Mike Stanton, Jason Christianson, Stephen Randolph, Jerry Hairston Jr., Brendan Donnely, Adam Riggs, Bart Miadich, Fernando Vina, Kevin Brown, Mike Bell, Gary Bennett Jr., Jim Parque, Chad Allen, Jeff Williams, Howie Clark, Rick Ankiel, David Bell, Jay Gibbons, Troy Glaus, Jose Guillen, Jason Grimsley, Darren Holmes, Gary Matthews Jr., Xavier Logan, John Rocker, Scott Schoenweis, Ismael Valdes, Matt Williams, Steve Woodard.
There is a rumored list, but I’m not printing that.
What does this do to the sport of baseball? Will it force MSM to properly scrutinize Roger Clemens similar to what the Congressional Hearings did to Mark McGwire? Was Big Mac properly scrutinized? Will it modify popular opinion of Barry Bonds? Does this get Barry off the hook? People are saying that Barry gets all the scrutiny because he’s been in court? Wasn’t he being slammed when was in Pittsburgh? If cats are not denying the allegations are they to be presumed guilty? Jose Canseco was barred from the Mitchell Report press conference yesterday and has some very unflattering things to say about Alex Rodriquez. Let the man speak his piece. Do you think ARod juiced?
Does this change my personal opinion of Roger Clemens? No. He’s still one of the best. Do I want his records vacated? No.
This ain’t about Roger though is it?
Does any of this matter to progressive folk like us?