ukrneal wrote:I find the whole "Mitchell was with the Red Sox (how many months?) and therefore must be dumping on others (cough...Yankees...cough)" over the top. He's a former US Senator (with a pretty darned solid reputation), a proposed Supreme Court nominee, and a key broker of the Northern Ireland peace process. He has about as solid a reputation as a politician (or former politician) can have. I don't think he cared about anything but trying to find the truth. I find it amazing that because he had that association, he MUST be assumed to be impartial. There is absolutely nothing for him to be gained by trying to supress some info and everything to lose.
The bolded part is why I'm particularly touchy about any criticism of Mitchell's integrity.
The only reason people bring this up is because they have an agenda of discrediting the report.
Lofunzo wrote:BritSox wrote:*Sigh*
Having Mitchell lead the report was a bad idea not because there IS any wrongdoing on his part, but because it was obvious that one-eyed Yankee fans and Boston haters with a collective IQ lower than my sister's rabbit would immediately jump upon that little tidbit and use it to come up with their usual ludicrous conspiracy theories.
I have no doubt that he did everything legitimately but I also can't fault anyone for questioning it. Your "it was obvious that one-eyed Yankee fans and Boston haters with a collective IQ lower than my sister's rabbit would immediately jump upon that little tidbit and use it to come up with their usual ludicrous conspiracy theories" comment is way over the top.
Read the ESPN/CBS sportsline comments sections and tell me I'm wrong. "ZOMG! Mitchell works 4 da REdSox! He must totally be witchhunting Yankees and shielding Sox playaz!!!one!!!!eleven!"
As I said earlier, the appointment was a bad one just because there's no need to give ammunition to these kind of morons.