Steroids and the Hall of Fame
Some great baseball players who would have otherwise been inducted into the Hall of Fame have been caught using steroids. And nobody would have known if it weren't for the Mitchell report of 2007.
Former Senator George J. Mitchell released a blistering report Thursday that tied 89 Major League Baseball players, including Roger Clemens, to the use of illegal, performance-enhancing drugs.
Former senator George J. Mitchell published a report linking such players as Roger Clemens, Rafael Palmiero, Jason Giambi, Andy Petitte, David Justice, and Jack Cust.
Commissioner Bud Selig, reacting to Mitchell's report, said during his own news conference shortly thereafter that he intended to deal with the background and recommendations made in the report in a transparent manner.
Many thought that the Mitchell report would put an end to steroid use in baseball. But they were mistaken. Today big steroid user name is Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees. So many people look up to him, nad he has just let them. as well as his team and his sport, down. Something needs to be done about this problem before it blows up and there is no stopping it.