- May 19, 2004
- Reaction score
- Plano, TX
- Political Leaning
- Libertarian - Right
Should congress be involved in this?WASHINGTON — The battle lines were drawn early in Thursday's House hearing on steroids in baseball when ranking minority member Henry Waxman, D-Calif., produced a chronology of 30 years of baseball, saying it couldn't regulate a steroids problem that was identified as serious as early as 1974.
"As we now know from 30 years of history, baseball failed to regulate itself," Waxman said in his opening statement.
Later in the day, players union chief Donald Fehr shot back, saying, "The players association does not condone or support the use of any unlawful substance. I can't put it any more plainly."
Legislators also expressed frustration with Major League Baseball and its new steroid testing policy.
"I've sat here for eight or nine hours," said Elijah Cummings, D-Md. "I'm not clear what the policy is."
Said Mark Souder, R-Ind., "It doesn't matter if you're a Democrat or Republican or a conservative or liberal, we're upset."