I read an article today online that Jack Cust, the Oakland A's outfielder/DH and one of those players mentioned in the Mitchell Report, is miffed at George Mitchell because of the "lack" of Red Sox players named in the report.
In Cust's words:
"Were there any Red Sox on the report? To me, that's kind of a joke. How does that happen? It's coming out now with guys on that team. The guy worked for the Red Sox - they spent all kinds of millions of dollars - and then no one there had their name brought up."
Uh, excuse me, Jack, there were Red Sox players named in the report. But Cust is pissed that because Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz were outed by the New York Times recently as being on the infamous List of 104 from the steroid survey of 2003, somehow Mitchell was "covering" for them because neither was in the 2007 report from Mitchell.
Once again, George Mitchell had NO access to that List of 104. It was sealed by the feds in early 2004 because of the upcoming BALCO trials, so Mitchell and investigators had no possible way of knowing who failed the test in that survey. And they still don't, as it's a federal crime to leak any information from those sealed documents.
Here is the complete list of players named in the Mitchell Report, and you can see some obvious names of players connected to the Sox. But Cust is like many others who is not satisified that none of the big "stars" were named in it.
Hey, I don't see Alex Rodriguez' name on this list, either. Was Mitchell covering for him too, Jack? Do your homework before you run your mouth, pal.