Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Mitchell Report - Does Anyone Care?

What exactly does this report do again?

Oh yeah, the Mitchell Report will reveal if players took performance enhancing drugs 5 years ago. I thought we already knew that answer?

I don't think this will have any effect on the memorabilia market. Card values of McGwire, Canseco, Palmerio, and Sosa have already taken their hit. Of the major 'roid targets, only Bonds has seen his card/autograph high on the Beckett Top 20 list thanks to his home run chase. Having a late and bloated report isn't going to change that.

Do we really expect baseball and the MLBPA to suspend players based on doing something five years ago that wasn't against the rules then, but is now? This is stupid. It's like being mad at your girlfriend because she dated someone else five years before she knew you.


Troy said...

What if the guy she dated and slept with was HIV+ and now you have it. I bet you'd be mad now wouldn't you!
They say there are no HOF on the list, but what about future HOFers??? Guess we'll see in a few hours.

JRJ said...

True - So maybe their should be harsher penalties for players that introduced the 'roids to other players? A user vs. dealer arguement?