Clemens. Pettit. Tejada. Bonds: it's an All-Star lineup of a very different kind. These are the names that former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell announced yesterday, in New York, as part of his findings on the baseball steroids scandal.
It the biggest scandal to hit baseball since the 1919 White Sox earned the "Black Sox" tag by throwing the World Series. Mitchell came down hard on players and Commissioner Bud Selig. His report fingers 89 Major League players, including seven-time Cy Young winner Roger Clemens, for using illegal, performance-enhancing drugs, and cites a "collective failure" to face the problem.
Listen to an On PointÂ discussion aboutÂ the Mitchell report and the future of the game.
Were you shocked by the names on the list? Can Major League baseball recover? If so, how? Are you giving up on America's favorite pastime? Should this keep Clemens out of the Hall of Fame?