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Congressional Hearings Open Thread

I thought it might be worthwhile to start an open thread about the House Oversight Committee hearings which are being broadcast on ESPN and MLB.com live today.  Selig, Mitchell and Fehr will testify today.  I will be watching from time to time.

One somewhat surprising piece of news did come out of Mitchell's question and answer part of the hearings already.  

Apparently one of the few players who agreed to meet with Mitchell (a former player who was represented by a private attorney rather than by the MLBPA) provided evidence that the accusations against him were not accurate.  Mitchell said his commission investigated the player's claims and found he was telling the truth and thus his name was not included in the report.  This exchange came out of the section where Mitchell was explaining that all current players were asked on two occasions to meet with him to go over the accusations.  I believe only Giambi agreed to take the meeting.

I do like that Mitchell continues to emphasis that he hopes his report is not just used as a document to blame specific players but rather as a blueprint for how to go about eliminating PEDs from baseball.

This FanPost was written by a member of the Royals Review community. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the editors and writers of this site.

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