Berry Tramel


Waiting for the Mitchell report

by Berry Tramel Modified: March 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm •  Published: December 12, 2007

Wednesday morning, I started reading the story on the George Mitchell report due out Thursday on baseball’s steroids investigation. Then I stopped reading. I realized I didn’t care. Didn’t care what that story said, didn’t care what the report revealed.

Just don’t care. I’d like to care. I once cared. But I don’t care now. My sports editor called Wednesday and asked if I wanted to write about the Mitchell report when it was released. I said I would if he wanted me to, but I had no desire. I just don’t care.

I wonder if America cares. Barry Bonds is the all-time home run leader and he did it by juicing up. I know it, you know it, everyone knows it. And he was not alone. He wasn’t even in a small minority. Tons of guys did the same thing. The records have been compromised. The game has been compromised. But you can’t put the genie back in the bottle, and you can’t make me care. 

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by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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