March 10, 2005

And In Other Sports News...

MLB Players and Owners are refusing to testify before Congress about steroid use, because it "...violates a player's right to privacy."

Ummm, if memory serves, doesn't MLB have some sort of exemption regarding the anti-trust laws? If so, doesn't this stance seem, well, more than a little stupid? If MLB's reasoning to avoid government intervention in regards to steroids is that they can handle this themselves, wouldn't it be smarter to throw the government a bone in the form of cooperation, rather than flipping them the legal equivalent of the bird?

I'm not denying that testifying before Congress doesn't have any risk attached, but it's not exactly the same thing as testifying before a honest-to-goodness grand jury. It seems as if a compromise could have been reached regarding testimony, but apparently that was too much of a bother. As a result, we will have a brouhaha. Wherein MLB's anti-trust exemption could come into play.

But then again, perhaps I'm expecting intelligence on the part of people who don't seem to possess much in the first place.

Posted by Kathy at March 10, 2005 01:15 PM
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