I know we have had baseball discussions here from time to time, so I thought there would be some interest in talking about the Mitchell Report and the names it contains.
None of this really qualifies as new news. There are very few names that could show up on this list that would actually surprise me. At this point it seems that about 65% of all players from the late '80's, 90's, and early 2000's took some type of performance enhancing drugs.
We would also be fooling ourselves if we think there isn't a similar problem going on in the NFL. The players are smart enough not to take anabolic steroids because the NFL actually has a good testing program, but I would be willing to bet that there are a lot of players using HGH and other undectable PEDs. I would like to see all of this stuff erased from our professional sports, but with the technological advances today, it seems that ridding our sports of these drugs is nearly impossible.
So what do you think of the report? What names, if any, shocked you? How do you view this era? Should the records just be what they are, or should they be put in a category by themselves? This seems like a good place to start the discussion. I would love to hear your thoughts.
Update [2007-12-13 14:38:5 by Jimmy]: Some of the interesting names include; Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte of the New York Yankees, Miguel Tejada of the Houston Astros, Eric Gagne of the Milwaukee Brewers and Paul Lo Duca of the Washington Nationals, Barry Bonds, Kevin Brown, Jose Canseco, Mark McGwire, Jason Giambi, Gary Sheffield, Rafael Palmeiro, David Justice, the late Ken Caminiti, Rick Ankiel of the Cardinals, Gary Matthews Jr. of the Angels, Jerry Hairston Jr. of the Rangers, Jay Gibbons of the Orioles, Paul Byrd of the Indians, Troy Glaus of the Blue Jays, Scott Schoeneweis of the Mets, and Jose Guillen.