Mitchell Report (updated)
From the Sen. George Mitchell's report, as it relates to the Reds (all this is according to the report, of course):
--Hal Morris bought steroids from Kirk Radomski while Morris was playing for the Reds in 1999. Morris paid by check.
--Current Red Mike Stanton bought human growth hormone from Radomki in 2003.
--Former Reds Denny Neagle, Ron Villone, Ryan Franklin, Kent Mercker and Josias Manzanilla bought from Radomski.
--Former Scott Schoeneweis is mentioned in connection with steroids. The Commissioner's Office ruled Dec. 7 that there was enough evidence to discipline Schoeneweis.
Bud Selig just completed his press conference. It sounds like he won't take Mitchell's recommendation and not punish players named.
"I will deal with active players," he said.
He went on to say he'll consider disciplining others in the games involved. Dusty Baker was mentioned briefly in the report. Marvin Bernard admitted to Baker that he took steroids. Baker did not report that to the Giants or the Commissioner's Office.
Like the Schoeneweis allegations, much of the report is a rehash of reports already out. The biggest new name is Roger Clemens. Others mentioned: Andy Pettitte, Eric Gagne, Jason Giambi, Troy Glaus, Gary Matthews Jr., Jose Guillen, Brian Roberts, Paul Lo Duca and Rick Ankiel.
Very damning stuff on Clemens: "According to (Brian) McNamee, from the time that McNamee injected Clemens with Winstrol through the end of the 1998 season, Clemens' performance showed remarkable improvement,'' the report said. "During this period of improved performance, Clemens told McNamee that the steroids 'had a pretty good effect' on him."
The report talks about wide-spread use and spreads the blame for it around.
Mitchell recommended that players mentioned in the report not be punished. He talked about "looking forward." He said all the allegations of use are at least two years and at times nine years in the past.
Jack Armstrong is the first Red mentioned in the report: "Within the past week, the former Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jack Armstrong estimated that between 20% and 30% of the players in his era, 1988 to 1994, were using large does of steroids while an even higher percentage of players were using lower, maintenance does of steroids."
Mitchell's group tried to interview 500 former players. Only 68 agreed to be interviewed.
Radomski, the former New York Mets clubhouse employee, was key to the report. Eleven players admitted Radomski that supplied them with performance-enhancing substances. The committee founded evidence -- cancelled checks and the like to support -- Radomski's claims.
McNamee, the former New York Yankees trainer, told Mitchell that he was "a direct eyewitness" of three players he served as personal trainer to.
The report says Baker told investigators that in 2003 when he was manager of the San Francisco Giants that he was "completely shocked" when allegations of steroid use by Marvin Bernard were made. The report says Baker asked Bernard if the allegations were true. Bernard, Baker said, admitted use the past. Baker, the report said, did not report this Giants or the Commissioner's Office.
Baker is not mentioned in section on Barry Bonds that follows the section on Bernard.