Thursday, February 22, 2007

Pitchers! Catchers! Federal Investigators!

From "Mitchell's steroid probe will try luck at spring training" at

NEW YORK -- Former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell is sending his investigators to spring training as part of his investigation into steroids use in baseball.

Mitchell told baseball owners last month that his work has gone more slowly than expected and threatened to seek congressional help if he doesn't get better cooperation in his probe, which started nearly a year ago.

Baseball commissioner Bud Selig said some teams had been more cooperative than others.

"I can confirm that members of my investigative staff have been, and will be, conducting interviews during spring training of various individuals who are involved in baseball," Mitchell said in a statement Wednesday. "Our interviews are being conducted in both Arizona and Florida."

I'd make a bad federal investigator. "Have you taken steroids? No? Can I take a few swings in the batting cage?"


Steve Sax said...

I don't know if you'd be such a bad investigator. It's not like George Mitchell's sleuthing has gotten much further.

Hey, George! Here's a hint: start with Sweeney on the Giants. Follow the trail from there to the guy with the huge head.