Thursday, December 27, 2007

Shays Rips Bud a New One

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has January 15 marked on its calendar to hold hearings concerning steroid use and abuse. George Mitchell, Donald Fehr, and Bud Selig are expected to attend, but no ball players are expected to be present.

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.



  1. As I've been posting on my Yankees Blog ( the report came out, Selig should resign. Shays is now the 2nd congressman to call for the same. Rep. Cliff Stearns of Florida was the 1st.

    At the hearings maybe they can ask Mitchell why steroids are bad but tobacco is good (see my blog). Maybe he lobbies for big tobacco because HIS manager is a big chewer.

  2. NICE Blog :)


  3. Thanks ropheka. Happy New Year to you too! :)