Tuesday, February 27, 2007

let's see if Gary Sheffield floats.

Tigers DH/OF Gary Sheffield says he won't cooperate with MLB's steroid investigation:

"The [players'] association told us this is just a witch hunt," Sheffield told USA Today. "They don't want us to talk to them. This is all about getting [Bonds].

"If this was legitimate and they did it the right way, it would be different. But this a witch hunt. They're just trying to collect a lot of stuff that doesn't make any sense and throw the [expletive] against the wall."

Earlier this month, the MLBPA challenged the positive samples with names that MLB got from a testing firm, claiming that was an overreach outside of the original margins of the investigation. So maybe this is what Sheffield was referring to -- but most likely, it has to do with the fact that baseball just turned a blind eye to it until it became very, very public. A witch hunt it isn't, though, Gary -- you want to see a witch hunt, wait until Congress decides to get involved again.

STEROID UPDATE: Via With Leather, we have an investigation into an Orlando pharmacy that may be part of a Internet drug ring, and the steroid targets here may run from MLB players to NFLers. Biggest name: new Angels CF Gary Matthews, Jr.


Marco said...

Is Sheff ever happy? I'm serious the guy is pissed at everything

Signal to Noise said...

He's had a chip on his shoulder for over a decade.