Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Someone dropped the ball . . . .
The names and urine samples of about 100 Major League Baseball players who tested positive three years ago can be used by federal investigators, a court ruled Wednesday -- a decision that could have implications for Barry Bonds. . . .The federal appeals court ruling could bolster the government's perjury case against Bonds if his name is among those who tested positive. Investigators seized computer files containing the 2003 test results during raids in 2004 on three labs involved in the MLB testing program. . . .The unidentified samples had been collected as part of a MLB survey to gauge the prevalence of steroid use. The testing was anonymous under the terms of baseball's labor contract, but each player was assigned a code number to be matched with his name.
Where were the big-ticket lawyers for the players union? This initial round of testing was intended to be anonymous -- to get a read on the scope of the problem. If they are doing anonymous survey testing, for something which is illegal in every state and under federal law, why would the lawyers allow it to happen under a system which provided a way to match names with the samples?

What were the lawyers paid -- maybe $600 an hour -- to create a system designed to gather and preserve evidence of criminal wrongdoing by their clients. Nice job, there, counsellors.

Just a matter of time until the list is leaked (so to speak) . . . .

1 comment:

Doctor Rick said...

These people are not heros and are by no means entitled to the salaries they are paid. I won't stop them from making the money, but I won't be one of the contributors.