Thursday, December 13, 2007
Here we go folks. There's a ton of speculation flying around, and pretty much everyone will be writing something on this as the items break. If you have a live-blog, or an open-thread I'll link you in this spot and hopefully with the videos I'll add we can piece this whole thing together by this afternoon. This should be fun....I mean Jose Canseco is AT the Press Conference!
Already rumored by ESPN and others: Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, Chuck Knoblauch, Miguel Tejada, Kerry Wood, Mark Prior, Albert Pujols
Around the Blogosphere:
"If I had known there weren't long lasting effects I probably would have taken them."- John Kruk
"As GMs we were handcuffed. What were we supposed to do? Go to a player and accuse them of using and then tell them to go out and win a game for you the next day?"- Steve Phillips
Wow Roger Cossack just called Jason Grimsley.....Jason Priestly. That's a video.
"Clemens obtained Steroid from McNamee (sp?). Bought them from him."- Jeremy Schapp
"The appendices has copies of checks from Paul LoDuca, Denny Neagle, Fernando Vina, David Segui, Miguel Tejada."- Jeremy Schapp
"Each of the 30 clubs had a player or players involved in taking illegal substances."- George Mitchell
"More than half of the players mentioned in the report are no longer playing in Major League Baseball."- George Mitchell
FULL MITCHELL REPORT VIA MLB.COM
Names Found In The Report: Juan Gonzalez (no surprise), Rafael Palmeiro, a huge section on Miguel Tejada
Checks to trainer Radomski....
Larry Bigbie, Howie Clark, Jason Grimsley, Jerry Hairston, Glenallen Hill, Matt Herges, Mike Lansing, Paul LoDuca, Denny Neagle, Jim Parque, Adam Piatt, Dave Segui, Miguel Tejada, Mo Vaughn, Fernando Vina (Nice an ESPN Anchor!), Rondell White, Greg Zaun, Kevin Brown, Eric Gagne,
Press Conference Highlights:
Mitchell is just going through the harms of Steroid Abuse and how it relates to the Nation's youth. Good speech, but nothing juicy yet.
Our first Barry Bonds question. I'm getting bored. Can someone please ask him why there are very few Red Sox players mentioned so we can get this over with?
Mitchell says Radomski was from New York so most of the players that he named were obviously from New York.
He compares this to being Irish and reaching a peace agreement in Ireland.
"Judge me by my work. You will not find any evidence of bias or special treatment of the Red Sox or anyone else."
Around The 'Sphere:
Mitchell Report Live-Blog (Epic Carnival)
Live Blogging The George Mitchell Presser (Deadspin)
Boston Red Sox Knew About Eric Gagne's Steroid Past (Fanhouse)
Now We've Got The Names, Questions Abound (The Big Lead)
List of Names Mentioned In The Report: (Thanks To Fred M. for going putting this together)
Larry Bigbie (signed check for drugs on p. 153)
Rondell White (once again a signed check)
Jason Grimsley (signed check to Radomski)
Gregg Zaun (poorly copied check)
F.P. Santangelo (check)
Glenallen Hill (check)
Mo Vaughn (check)
Denny Neagle (check)
Chris Donnels (check)
Mike Lansing (money order)
Kent Mercker (check)
Adam Piatt (check)
MIGUEL TEJADA (with a check)
Jason Christiansen (check)
Jerry Hairston Jr. (check)
Paul Lo Duca
Adam Riggs (money order)
Fernando Vina (check)
Kevin Brown (USPS slip)
Eric Gagne (USPS slip)
Matt Herges (check)
Gary Bennett (check)
Jim Parque (check)
Chad Allen (check)
Jeff Williams (check)
Howie Clark (money order)
Online sales: Rick Ankiel, Paul Byrd, Jay Gibbons, Troy Glaus, Jose Guillen, Jerry Hairston, Jr., Gary Matthews, Jr., and Scott Schoeneweis, and former players David Bell, Jose Canseco, Jason Grimsley, Darren Holmes, John Rocker, Ismael Valdez, Matt Williams, and Steve Woodard.
90210's Brandon Walsh Involved!
Al Jazeera breaks in on the Conference: