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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Steroids & Subpoena

I am confused by the congressional subpoenas of baseball players. Why is Barry Bonds not being asked to testify while guys like Curt Schilling (not exactly the world's greatest physique, to put it mildly) are? Maybe they just figure Schilling is a blabbermouth who can't help himself whenever he's in front of the mic, so perhaps he'll name some names.

Also, why is this going before the House Government Reform Committee? Is MLB now part of the government? Shouldn't the commerce committee be overseeing a private commercial entity? And how can the players just flat refuse to come to the hearing? Isn't defying a congressional subpoena a rather bad idea?