Selig Wants to Avoid Repeat of 2005 Hearings

Commish hopes Congress sees Mitchell Report as progress
By Doug Sweeney,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2008 8:33 AM CST
These 2007 file photos show former Senate majority leader George Mitchell, left, union head Donald Fehr, center, and MLB commissioner Bud Selig, right. Nearly three years ago, Selig and Fehr sat before...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – It has been nearly three years since MLB commissioner Bud Selig was taken to task by members of Congress for allowing steroids to permeate the nation’s pastime. But while Selig has toughened the league’s stance on PEDs and commissioned George Mitchell to investigate baseball’s steroids era, the commissioner may still come under fire during today's congressional hearings, reports ESPN.

Some congressmen feel Selig is largely responsible for allowing the steroids menace to go unchecked. “I think his credibility is marginal, because he was the captain of the ship during all these problems,” said Rep. Cliff Stearns. Selig apologists hope that this time around lawmakers will accept his commitment to cleaning up the game and turn their ire towards the players' association.