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It seems clear from the names on this list that the only common denominator in the taking of performance-enhancing drugs is the taking of performance-enhancing drugs:
Here's a list of Major League Baseball players listed in the Mitchell Report.
The following players were connected to steroids, either use or possession, in the report:
Chad Allen
Mike Bell
Gary Bennett
Larry Bigbie
Ricky Bones
Kevin Brown
Ken Caminiti
Mark Carreon
Jason Christiansen
Howie Clark
Roger Clemens
Paxton Crawford
Jack Cust
Brendan Donnelly
Chris Donnels
Lenny Dykstra
Matt Franco
Ryan Franklin
Eric Gagne
Jason Grimsley
Jerry Hairston
Phil Hiatt
Matt Herges
Glenallen Hill
Todd Hundley
Ryan Jorgensen
Wally Joyner
Mike Judd
David Justice
Chuck Knoblauch
Tim Laker
Mike Lansing
Paul Lo Duca
Exavier "Nook" Logan
Josias Manzanillo
Cody McKay
Kent Mercker
Bart Miadich
Hal Morris
Daniel Naulty
Denny Neagle
Rafael Palmeiro
Jim Parque
Andy Pettitte
Adam Piatt
Todd Pratt
Stephen Randolph
Adam Riggs
Brian Roberts
F.P. Santangelo
David Segui
Mike Stanton
Ricky Stone
Miguel Tejada
Derrick Turnbow
Mo Vaughn
Ron Villone
Fernando Vina
Rondell White
Jeff Williams
Todd Williams
Kevin Young
Gregg Zaun

The following players were cited under "Alleged Internet Purchases of Performance Enhancing Substances By Players in Major League Baseball" in the report:

Rick Ankiel
David Bell
Paul Byrd
Jose Canseco
Jay Gibbons
Troy Glaus
Jose Guillen
Darren Holmes
Gary Matthews Jr.
John Rocker
Scott Schoeneweis
Ismael Valdez
Matt Williams
Steve Woodard

The following players were linked through BALCO in the report:

Marvin Benard
Barry Bonds
Bobby Estalella
Jason Giambi
Jeremy Giambi
Benito Santiago
Gary Sheffield
Randy Velarde
If your performance was good before you started taking them, it might have been good or perhaps even better after you started taking them, unless, of course, it turned out to be worse. And if your performance was not so impressive beforehand, it probably wasn't much different afterwards. I'm glad so much time and money was spent to provide such piercing insight. Sarcasm aside, though, at least they had the courage not to redact Roger Clemens's name.

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tommix From: tommix Date: December 14th, 2007 06:14 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Shouldn't you be totally pissed that Clemens has gotten a free ride from the press so far while they hate Bonds just because he's an asshole, like it matters?
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 14th, 2007 06:37 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I am totally pissed and have been for a long time, not least because Roger Clemens is a bigger asshole than Barry Bonds, as most players would tell you, were there not consequences to defaming someone of Clemens's stature who happens to be white. Randy Johnson is a complete prick, by all accounts, but never got Barry's stigma. See, I'm getting all riled up!
tommix From: tommix Date: December 14th, 2007 06:51 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Of course Clemens is a big dick-face. And Johnson is a jerk and hard to look at.

It's like how every announcer loves Brett Farve no matter how many times he fucks it up.
tommix From: tommix Date: December 14th, 2007 06:54 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
jakemacalister From: jakemacalister Date: December 14th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
When I was in Baseball lit. class, my prof said that they should leave these people alone. I was shocked because he's Seventh-day Adventist--they have a health message and they are Nancy Regan-anti-drugs. He said their performance enhancing, so there's something there already. I am tire of Bonds getting the brunt, I feel the same way about Marion Jones. Almost as if they all were lying in wait to take that away as well.

cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 14th, 2007 04:54 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Right. And half the insured world, myself included, is enhanced by steroids of one sort or another at this point. It's all more than a little silly. I mean, if you're good, you're good. There's only so much enhancing to be done. As best I can tell, the biggest effect of the substances is not enhanced performance but enhanced recovery, allowing players to play better for longer. Is that such a bad thing?
jakemacalister From: jakemacalister Date: December 14th, 2007 06:08 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
No way. Please . . . I think they need to get it together . . . I wonder if it was a "natural" supplement would there even be an issue?

From: catfishvegas Date: December 14th, 2007 06:45 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I keep nosing around various news sites, but it looks like Clemens is the only one to publicly deny using on the same day Mitchell released the report.
And not coincidentally, Clemens has far and away the most to lose of any player named as a user.
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