Committee chairman Christopher Shays (R-Conn) feels there is little is to be learned from having players testify at the hearings, but did take the opportunity to take a shot at Selig.
"Part of it is that major league baseball has been incredibly passive on this issue to the point of condoning it," he said. "And so, who do I think is mostly at fault? The commissioner, frankly, for tolerating it and for not having the guts to step up and say we need changes and if you don't agree with me, then find someone else to run this corrupt process."Stephen Lynch (D-Mass) hopes the hearings will show just how widespread the problem is. Do we really need a house committee to tell us that?
The subcommittee on commerce, trade and consumer protection will also meet in January (on the 23rd) to discuss the impact of performance enhancing drugs.
More waste of your tax dollars.