NEW YORK â€”AP- Judgment Day arrived for baseball’s steroids era, with the Mitchell report set to be released and posted on the Internet for all to see.Many questions from a decade of doping will be answered, but many will remain and perhaps new ones will emerge.
The Mitchell Report exposes a “serious drug culture within baseball from top to bottom,” fingers MVPs and All-Stars and calls for beefed-up testing by an outside agency to clean up the game, The Associated Press learned Wednesday.
Don’t misunderstand the headline here. I don’t mean to imply that Major league baseball won’t decide to throw a couple players under the bus. Unfortunately, that’s probably all that will occur, here.
After so many years of leading this stuff slide, I can’t believe they’re actually going to get serious about it, now. If I see that situation changed, I will be among the first to say I was wrong, but I don’t think that’s going to happen… particularly given the pressures that the players union will undoubtedly bring. The union has always been a large part of why MLB has never gotten serious before. Everyone’s been making money off this situation… and there’s far too much to lose, financially, to fully expose it. Simply put, I don’t see any reason for that situation to change.