Congressional Steroids Hearings And Open Thread

I think Congress has better things to do, but it is not often I get to link to ESPN. The hearings are being streamed there. This is an Open Thread.

Update (TL): See Grits for Breakfast, Sentencing Law and Policy and Slate on how the Justice Department "misplayed the steroids investigation."

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    "Better things to do...." (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by Ben Masel on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 10:49:04 AM EST
    I wouldn't mind a year-long floor debate exclusively on steroids. They'd never  get around to renewing the Protect America Act.

    Looks like.... (none / 0) (#1)
    by kdog on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 10:01:41 AM EST
    congress is getting ready to pile on Don Fehr and the union for being "uncooperative", and lavish Selig and the leaguewith praise for requesting the report.  Enough to make you wanna puke...

    Earth to Congress...the union doesn't work for you or the league, they work for the players and their best interests. As for the league, they were just fine with the roid-heads when they brought attention back to the game and put arses in the seats when baseball was hurting in the mid-90's.  But now that baseball is doing well again, it's a problem.  Please...  

    it's good to know that congress (none / 0) (#2)
    by cpinva on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 10:28:59 AM EST
    has resolved all of the rest of the country's problems (iraq, afghanistan, the sub-prime mortgage disaster, etc.), and now has so much free time on its hands, it can play baseball team owner.

    Congress is so unatuned to (none / 0) (#3)
    by oculus on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 10:33:40 AM EST
    public opinion the don't know no one really cares about steroids in baseball.  Now why did T.O. cry, that's another matter entirely.

    Who cares about... (none / 0) (#5)
    by desertswine on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 10:57:51 AM EST
    war/recession/pakistan/primaries/guantanamo when there's a shot at busting Miguel Tejada for some misguided pr value?

    Unbelievable Bizarro World scenario.

    Hysterical..... (none / 0) (#6)
    by kdog on Tue Jan 15, 2008 at 11:56:07 AM EST
    From Jayson Stark's espn live blog of the hearing...

    "Criminal conspiracy." Rep. McCollum said she believed that baseball engaged in a "criminal conspiracy to defraud millions of baseball fans of millions of dollars over the past 15 years."

    She must be joking....it's not fraud when anybody with half a brain knows the score.

    You really can't make this stuff up....If McCollum is your rep I suggest you get a new one elected asap.  She's off the deep deep end.