Thursday, December 28, 2006

The Union's Response

Donald Fehr responded to the recent court ruling on the use of seized drug test results in the steroid probe. While I wish that the union would settle down and realize that many players have broken the law (and that I want to know their names, damn it), I don't see how they don't at least consider that the feds aren't trying to nail the players. They're trying to nail Bonds, for sure, but it seems that the whole point of this probe is to get to the dealers and the creators of the drugs.

Of course, they do still have to worry about leaks, and this line of reasoning from Fehr actually made a lot of sense to me:

Under a search warrant seeking information about only 11 baseball players, confidential records for every player were seized, along with confidential records of thousands of other people with no connection to baseball, including many with no connection to sports. The government seeks to retain all of this private information about thousands of people who were not the subject of any criminal inquiry.
It does seem like the government is overstepping its boundaries here. There's a shock.

Anyway how about Fehr going by the full name "Donald M. Fehr" in the press release? What is it with so many people doing that all of a sudden? I see politicians up here using their full names all the time (most notably mayor Thomas M. Menino - formerly just Tom Menino - and senator John F. Kerry). This trend is almost as irritating as hyphenated names. Almost.

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