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  1. MLB had no choice with Biogenesis

    Buster Olney

    Bud Selig didn't have to commission the Mitchell report, and there's a strong argument that he made a mistake by needlessly picking a scab that didn't have a chance of healing when he did. George Mitchell was never going to get all of the answers, or...

    Blog | July 16, 2013
  2. Clemens and the flunked Mitchell report

    Buster Olney

    The prosecutors representing the government in the case against Roger Clemens called dozens of witnesses, including experts in everything from beer cans to the handling of DNA. The attorneys argued so meticulously, in such excruciatingly thorough det...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  3. Roger Clemens was found not guilty, further exposing Mitchell rep...

    Buster Olney

    Roger Clemens was found not guilty of perjury, which doesn't mean he did not take performance-enhancing drugs. But as Buster Olney writes, the Clemens verdict further questions the purpose, credibility and execution of the Mitchell report.

    Blog | Conversation | June 19, 2012
  4. MLB: Steroids help pitchers -- if they know how to use them

    Peter Keating

    It's always seemed obvious that steroids help pitchers. Peter Keating's blog examines a new groundbreaking study that pinpoints how much that help is worth in added mph. The mind reels with the possibilities.

    Blog | Conversation | May 18, 2010
  5. McGwire has a road map, but also a guide

    Buster Olney

    We saw again Sunday night an example of how others have talked about their past use of performance-enhancing drugs and moved on. Yankees pitcher Andy Pettitte apologized after his name appeared in the Mitchell report, and he was exceptional against t...

    Blog | October 26, 2009
  6. MLB: Buster Olney blog -- Mark McGwire could talk, but it may not...

    Buster Olney

    A precedent has been set for those linked to performance-enhancing drug use: Come forward with your admission, repent and move on. But Mark McGwire is in a different category. His links are of a different kind, and so is his mentor.

    Blog | Conversation | October 26, 2009
  7. Ryan McGee on Jordan Schafer's path from P.E.D. pariah to the Atl...

    Ryan McGee

    Last spring, Braves phenom Jordan Schafer was suspended for violating MLB drug policy. He says it's the best thing that could have happened to him

    Story | Conversation | April 22, 2009
  8. Players keep the game great

    What we are asked every day is what the Exxon Valdes mess that was the Mitchell report will do to baseball. Some journalists use their own eye tests to judge users and non-users, with no ESPN classic flashbacks to the 1970s NBA finals or '70s Super B...

    Blog | Conversation | March 22, 2008
  9. Scrutinizing the Santana deal

    Folks in the game love a big trade -- love dissecting it, love playing devil's advocate, love playing a little Monday morning quarterback, as if they had been involved. After a winter mostly filled with the Mitchell report and its hanging chads, they...

    Blog | Conversation | January 31, 2008
  10. Institutional failure

    Jim Kaat was in baseball as a player, coach and broadcaster for 50 years, and recently, he read a column by former commissioner Fay Vincent in the aftermath of the Mitchell report that closed with the kicker, "Now we see that we have to value those w...

    Blog | Conversation | January 20, 2008
  11. One thing Clemens can't change

    Roger Clemens filed a defamation suit against Brian McNamee, write Mary Flood and David Barron, just before "60 Minutes" aired in Houston. But that won't change this fact: Clemens' name is in the Mitchell report. Clemens denied the charges on his...

    Blog | Conversation | January 07, 2008
  12. Wednesday wangdoodles

    • Colby Cosh explains, better than I did a couple of weeks ago, why comparisons of the Mitchell report to McCarthyism are facile at best, and Cosh aptly summarizes the double standard regarding steroids, baseball, and football. Cosh does stum...

    Blog | Conversation | January 02, 2008
  13. Investigate all, not some

    As the Baseball Economist notes, statisticians have turned their attention to the Mitchell report. I'm not particularly impressed with the work that's been done, and I think it's too limited, anyway. Why not look at all of the players, whether they'v...

    Blog | Conversation | December 26, 2007
  14. Teams should just say no

    Baseball has a drug-testing system in place, and a first-time penalty of 50 games. But if we learned anything from the Mitchell report, it's that limited penalties don't seem to be much of a deterrent, and neither does the prospect of being publicly ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 21, 2007
  15. PED era: It's all or none for HOF

    No, the Mitchell Report has not and will not "change baseball" (as so many have suggested). It's certainly given Hall of Fame voters something to think about, though. ESPN Radio's Mike Greenberg isn't a voter, but last week on his show he said what a...

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2007
  16. O's question Mitchell report

    Orioles owner Peter Angelos broke ranks and criticized the Mitchell report, as Michael Schmidt and Duff Wilson write. This is from their story: "In a telephone interview, the team's owner, Peter Angelos, said the statement 'probably applies to nume...

    Blog | Conversation | December 17, 2007