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Jul 31, 2020
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I will be posting frequently today on House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform’s hearing, “The Mitchell Report: The Illegal Use of Steroids in Major League Baseball, Day 2.” The witness line-up has been stripped down in facilitate maximum confrontation:
, who was voted the greatest pitcher of all-time by ESPN in 2006, and says he never took steroids
, Clemens personal trainer for five years, who told George Mitchell he gave Clemens steroids.
, an investigator on George Mitchell’s staff.
It is widely speculated that Clemens will go down in flames today- either retracting his bold declarations of innocence or setting himself up for a perjury charge. On the other hand..
Brian McNamee’s credibility has been increasingly called into question. And as ESPN.com’s Howard Bryant explains in an excellent analysispiece, questioning McNamee means questioning Mitchell.
Mitchell, Bryant points outs, has thus far been above reproach. But his report would have been not much more than a really long term paper on baseball’s “steroids era” if the federally investigated McNamee had not been given immunity to spill the beans.
Will McNamee damn Clemens or Mitchell? Will the committee circle back to the broad, public health issue of educating young athletes about steroids? Will Chairman Henry A. Waxman, D-Calif., staff reveal previously unknown evidence, which it often does? Stay tuned.
Hajra Shannon

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