To kick off this Congressional session, the Rocket is getting the Bonds treatment. The Attorney General, Michael Mukasey, will ultimately get involved. Rog, your first problem is questioning the validity of the Mitchell Report. Rog, in case you forgot that’s former Senate majority leader George Mitchell, one of their own. Did your legal representation come up with that brilliant ploy? There is one thing in your favor, but it’s a long shot. The Justice Department may choose not to investigate.
The next thing on the Congressional docket, is the possibility of a performance enhancing drug law. Now Stank-0 didn’t know that Congress had this kinda juice.
Facing a House subcommittee that also held hearings on steroids in 2005, commissioners sat side-by-side with their sport’s union chief: Bud Selig was inches away from Donald Fehr; the NBA’s David Stern was next to Billy Hunter. Then there was the NFL’s Roger Goodell and Gene Upshaw, and the NHL’s Gary Bettman
(who?)and Paul Kelly (who?), who rounded out the day’s first set of witnesses.
Now Dave, testy exchanges with the people who could change your life with a penstroke is not smart. Being lawyer-ish in a hearing is a good way to put your best foot forward.
As a fan this is just a bit much. There’s subprime, the economy, the cost of gasoline, interest rates, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, Venezuela, but Congress chooses to “fix” sports? If Congress wants to fix sports, let’s start with the BCS. After that, then maybe we move on to something else.
However the best was when Rep. Cliff Stearns, R-Fla., reminded everyone: “I am already on the record calling for the resignation of commissioner Selig.” ETHERED!