With the leaking of the list of 104 steroid users, we learn that there are some very high profile players involved. It raises the ugly spectre that the Mitchell probe and report, for all its hoopla, might have been a deliberate coverup by Bud Selig who wanted to end the steroid controversy as quickly as possible, but knew he had to give the public a few scapegoats, including a high profile fish like Roger Clemens.
Selig obvioulsy was well aware of the 104 names, and he knew there were some very high profile playes who were dirty - namely his 2003 MVP and Home Run King - Alex Rodriquez. He likely saw on the list the other home run leaders who were helping him revive the game - namely Mark Maguire and Sammy Sousa. The A Rod revelation raises some important questions and ethical issues involving the very heart of the game and its history for future generations. Did Mitchell and Selig know the names of the 104 players who tested positive? Why didn't Mitchell talk to any of them? Jose Canseco had said all along that A Rod was dirty, but he was not approached by Mitchell - why?
As a JFK conspiracy theorist, I believe that Bud Selig masterminded the Mitchell Show as an elaborate cover up to try to make the steroid scandal just go away. His price for doing this - his whopping $17,000,000 salary. There is but one way for fans to know the truth. Bud, it is time you went public and came clean on just who is dirty and who is clean in MLB. Who deserves all those single season and career home run and batting titles and who doesn't? Come on Bud, show us whose names we need to place an asterisk next to. If you do not name the guilty, than every MLB player is suspect and possibly guilty in the minds of millions of fans, and the innocent get swept right up with the guilty. So if you want to protect the game we pay you $17,000,000 to oversee; punish the guilty or at least indentify them; and exonerate those players that have played by the rules, you need to step up and come clean - for the good of the game.
A final two questions Bud -- Who is the honest to goodness true all time home run leader in major league basesball who never cheated? My money is on Hank Aaron? What do you say?
And who is the single season home run leader of all time who never cheated? My money goes on Roger Maris.