The Mitchell Report is out and the news isn’t good. For anybody.
After 20 months, the report exposed what many thought all along, that there is a widespread drug culture in baseball and both the owners and union have their heads in the sand.
Mitchell, who is still speaking, even said Commissioner Bud Selig bore some responsibility.
The Mitchell Report recognized the criticism Major League Baseball received in investigating itself and recommends MLB and the Players Association reach an agreement to have an independent agency conduct the drug testing program.
Among other things, the report also suggested:
- Improving testing by including year-round and additional testsm That would create fewer escape windows.
- Allowing greater transparency by naming the drugs players tested positive for. Players have frequently said they took a tainted supplement, which casts doubt on the results.