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Fenway
12-20-2007, 03:34 PM
:angry:

Roger escapes....again

We don't want to turn this into a circus. We just want to know what Major League Baseball plans to do about their problems. We understand the collective bargaining agreement complicates matters, but we'd like to see if they agree with Sen. George Mitchell's recommendations, and move on.

-- Rep. Tom Davis

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3163602

Oblong
12-20-2007, 03:44 PM
I like the move. Turning this whole thing into a witch hunt doesn't solve the problem. All it does is turn the focus on just a few individuals who probably were not the only ones using and certainly were not the only ones at fault. The point of all of this should be to prevent use of these substances in the future. Whatever happened in the past is something that baseball as a whole will have to live with.

SaltyPretzel
12-20-2007, 04:15 PM
Whatever happened in the past is something that baseball as a whole will have to live with.

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WhiteSox5187
12-20-2007, 07:25 PM
I think eventually they are going to wind up calling the players...as I recall the players weren't supposed to be invited orginally in 2005.

StillMissOzzie
12-20-2007, 09:19 PM
I wish that they were invited with a subpoena. Simply outing a partial list of cheaters is not nearly punishment enough.

SMO
:gulp:

Oblong
12-20-2007, 09:29 PM
So do you call every single MLB player who's played more than, say, 100 games, in the past 20 years? What will that accomplish? Is it Congress's job to help clean up baseball by pigeon holing these guys into either saying yes/no/plead the fifth? This isn't a public service enterprise. It's billion dollar entertainment. The integrity of that entertainment isn't their responsibility. Should they investigate Sly Stallone, Arnold, Charlie Sheen (For Hot Shots) and other hollywood celebrities who've bulked up with the help of steroids for movie roles? [allegedly]

WhiteSox5187
12-21-2007, 10:22 AM
A senior US Congressman said today that they were not sure if they were going to call ballplayers or not according to today's Tribune.

FarWestChicago
12-21-2007, 08:44 PM
Whatever happened in the past is something that baseball as a whole will have to live with.:nandrolone

No habla English or whatever. But, I like this Reallong guy?