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Fenway
02-15-2007, 10:41 AM
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LAWYER ADMITS LEAKING BALCO TESTIMONY (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/02/15/MNGOUO55AJ1.DTL)
He agrees to plead guilty; prosecutors say they'll drop bid to jail Chronicle reporters (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2007/02/15/MNGOUO55AJ1.DTL)



A lawyer admitted in court documents Wednesday that he provided a Chronicle reporter with transcripts of confidential grand jury testimony by Barry Bonds and other athletes about steroid use, and federal authorities said they would drop their effort to send the reporter and a colleague to prison for 18 months for refusing to disclose their source.

Muke Lupica in the NY Daily News goes nuts again
Blow whistle on those who act from shadows
Mike Lupica: You always go back to the beginning with the BALCO case, at least as it relates to the government: President Bush said in a State of the Union address that he wanted drugs out of baseball.
FULL STORY (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/497717p-419551c.html)

D. TODD
02-15-2007, 10:46 AM
Great they got the guy who flaunted the law to give information to theses guys. Now the writers make their millions and this guy gets the pen. Hopefully for a long time, to send the message that grand jury testimony is not for sale!

IndianWhiteSox
02-15-2007, 01:29 PM
Mike Lupica: You always go back to the beginning with the BALCO case, at least as it relates to the government: President Bush said in a State of the Union address that he wanted drugs out of baseball.
FULL STORY (http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/497717p-419551c.html)

Wasn't it President Bush's team the Rangers that started the steroid injecting.

Great they got the guy who flaunted the law to give information to theses guys. Now the writers make their millions and this guy gets the pen. Hopefully for a long time, to send the message that grand jury testimony is not for sale!

That guy is the reason why Baseball is a lot more cleaned up now compared to the past.

soxfan13
02-15-2007, 01:34 PM
Wasn't it President Bush's team the Rangers that started the steroid injecting.



That guy is the reason why Baseball is a lot more cleaned up now compared to the past.

No, first of all it was around before Canseco went to the Rangers if anything it started big with Canseco and Mcgwire(alleged) when they were together in Oakland. Secondly, What does that have to do with anything. So you are saying every owner knows exactly what his employees are doing at all times?:rolleyes:

Fenway
02-15-2007, 01:49 PM
I can remember the Fenway crowd chanting S T E R O I D S to Jose during the 1988 playoffs.

EVERYBODY KNEW


Canseco had a significant impact in that ALCS, hitting three home runs, including one in each of the first two games at Fenway Park. Mark McGwire, the man Canseco claims was just as juiced as he was, also hit a big one in another victory.

That was the series, of course, when Boston fans first started chanting "STEROIDS!" at Canseco while he was standing in right field. Jose played along by flexing and pointing to his biceps. Little did we know at the time he wasn't joking, and that Red Sox fans were right in their chorus accusation.


http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qn4176/is_20050220/ai_n9779472

IndianWhiteSox
02-15-2007, 02:00 PM
No, first of all it was around before Canseco went to the Rangers if anything it started big with Canseco and Mcgwire(alleged) when they were together in Oakland. Secondly, What does that have to do with anything. So you are saying every owner knows exactly what his employees are doing at all times?:rolleyes:

What I'm saying is that most good owners know what goes on most of the time. But you're right ignorance is bliss!:rolleyes:

soxfan13
02-15-2007, 02:09 PM
What I'm saying is that most good owners know what goes on most of the time. But you're right ignorance is bliss!:rolleyes:

Again what does Bush owning the team have to do with it. So you are saying a man who owns a company that employs 5000 people knows what every single one of his/her employees does or is doing at all times?

IndianWhiteSox
02-15-2007, 02:09 PM
Again what does Bush owning the team have to do with it. So you are saying a man who owns a company that employs 5000 people know what every single one of them employees does or is doing at all times?

Not every single one of them but at least the majority of them.

soxfan13
02-15-2007, 02:12 PM
Not every single one of them but at least the majority of them.

we will just agree to disagree.

IndianWhiteSox
02-15-2007, 02:23 PM
we will just agree to disagree.

I guess so.