what about the owners?

In the recent Mitchell report about baseball and steroids, there is a significant list of circumstantial evidence against many past and present baseball players.

I would still make the case that the ethical dilemma of what is enhancing at what is medicine is still blurred… for example, is a pitcher that receives Tommy John surgery that extends his career and improves the speed of his fastball any worse than taking HGH to stay healthy and extend a career? But I digress… believing the accuracy of the report or the right or wrong nature of performance-enhancements is not the only interesting issue.

The report is missing the list of owners, general managers, managers, agents, player’s union leaders, and MLB executives that were complicit, aware of, or encouraged the use of steroids. The players were not acting alone.

I think any of these non-players would have to be very naive to not have a clue about the situation taking place. And yet, in the public eye, everyone is blaming the players, but not the parties that were complicit in allowing this to happen.

One Response to “what about the owners?”

  1. on 30 Dec 2007 at 23:27Dylan

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3171167 mentions that Lou Piniella likely knew what was going on

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