Dave here…

Earlier today Deadspin had printed a list of names that were to appear in today’s Mitchell Report. The names on the list were pretty shocking, with a number of former Red Sox players and two current players. Some of the names were out right jaw dropping.

As the day went on, the names turned out to be incorrect.

The Official Mitchell Report has been released, it’s contents are not as shocking as we thought earlier in the day. The good news for Red Sox fans is that there were only two current players, Eric Gagne (HGH, pg. 217) and Brenden Donnelly (pg. 224), mentioned in the report.

Extra Bases has some interesting excerpts from the report about the Red Sox having some reservations about Gagne and steroid use. Plus, the Red Sox are denying the release of Donnelly had anything to do with the Mitchell Report.

The report itself is over 400 pages in length, and is written in more of a narrative style, rather than a list. One of the most prominent names on the list is of course, Roger Clemens. Clemens use of performance enhancing drugs is described in detail, beginning on page 167.

Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle says the Astros should be embarrassed.

Baseball Reference has a complete list of the names in the Mitchell Report as well as a link to their statistics.

Former Red Sox MVP Mo Vaughn is listed in Mitchell’s Report, with a copy of a check in the amount of $3,200 written out to Mets clubhouse attendant Kirk Radomski (page 186)

David Scott checks in with his Scott’s Shots. He looks at the Mitchell Investigation, as well as, some chages over at CN8.

Hometown boy, Dan Wetzel, says that Roger Clemens is now the white Barry Bonds.

“Arizona Diamondbacks righthander Curt Schilling thinks twice before giving a teammate the traditional slap on the butt for a job well-done. “I’ll pat guys on the ass, and they’ll look at me and go, ‘Don’t hit me there, man. It hurts,'” Schilling says. “That’s because that’s where they shoot the steroid needles.”

The above quote is the lead on an article from June 2002 by SI’s Tom Verducci. If you have forgotten how the whispers sounded pre-“Game of Shadows” and BALCO, look no further than this piece.

“I thought Tom Brady was totally classless with Anthony Smith. Smith shouldn’t have made a guarantee, he’s an idiot, but you won the game, you proved your point. Why are you in his face now? That’s ridiculous. Tom Brady, every week, he’s going down in my estimation as a classy guy… totally classless.”

Bill Plaschke is the blowhard who said the above statement. He also writes in the LA Times that baseball will survive.