A newly released report suggests that the only MLB personnel expected at the Jan.15th congressional hearings will be Bud Selig and Donald Fehr, ESPN reported last night. The 86 players named in Senator Mitchell's investigation are likely to be under no obligation to speak before the committee, and Rep. Tom Davis warned that to do so might risk accusations of perjury.
"We don't want to turn this into a circus," said Davis yesterday. "If players believe they are wrongfully accused in the report they are welcome to volunteer and we'll take it under consideration. But as I understand it, all these players had a chance to cooperate, and everyone declined...so to an extent, that's what they get."