Certainly haven’t read the Mitchell Report itself, but have now read enough articles and excerpts to be dangerous. Two things make me happy from what I’ve seen. First, the cocky-as-hell Roger Clemens will now stand with Barry Bonds as a high profile cheater of the first degree. (I thought it was pretty fishy that someone could pitch that well into their mid-40’s … now we know why!) Love that many of Rocket’s 7 Cy Young awards are tainted. This date with infamy couldn’t have happened to a nicer jerk, in my opinion. Secondly, I was delighted not to see Sammy Sosa’s name mentioned. Yet. Whether he was smarter than the others at hiding it, hasn’t been caught yet, or simply didn’t take the stuff, we don’t know. But Sammy is a Chicago icon still loved by many, and it would be nice if it turns out he didn’t take the juice. But we may never know.
Lastly, on one hand, it’s a very sad day for MLB … now that we know that much of what we’ve seen for at least the past decade was artificially enhanced and that baseball has a big problem. But it’s also a good day … since the first step in fixing a problem is admitting you have one. MLB’s big problem is now on stage for all to see … thanks to the Mitchell Report. Now it’s up to Selig to institute a disciplinary policy with real teeth!!!