Mitchell Steroid Report to Throw Curveball at Commissioner

Investigation to list more than 50 names
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 13, 2007 4:03 AM CST
These are 2006 file photos showing baseball commissioner Bud Selig, left, and former senator George Mitchell. George Mitchell called a news conference for Thursday Dec. 13, 2007 to announce the results...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – George Mitchell's report on performance-enhancing drugs in baseball will list more than 50 names, the New York Times reports. An insider who has read the closely guarded report revealed that it will also take swings at the commissioner's office and the players' association for putting up with drugs in the game for years.

The report, to be released today, details the findings of Mitchell's 20-month investigation. A former Mets clubhouse attendant who has already confessed to distributing steroids is said to have supplied most of the names. The players' association had been bracing for some harsh words in the report, but commissioner Bud Selig was a less expected target.