Tuesday, December 18, 2007

America's New Pastime Eats Old Pastime

Sometimes, I really hate being right:

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress announced plans Tuesday to review the use of performance-enhancing drugs, with star-studded hearings scheduled next month and legislation to limit access to steroids and growth hormones.

Two House panels are planning mid-January hearings featuring former Sen. George Mitchell, author of a bombshell report last week that linked more than 80 players to the illegal use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. Baseball players, likely some of those named in the report, could be invited to testify as well.

So, instead of looking forward to pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training, we can all watch as a bunch of lawyers grandstand about a matter that has absolutely no legitimate place in the halls of Congress and try to expand federal control over what people put into their bodies.

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