New Sheriff in Town

There's a New Sheriff in Town

Detective Vic Mackey Takes Over Investigation

(Detective Vic Mackey, The Shield)

With George Mitchell Coming Under Fire for Red Sox, Disney, and Bud Selig Ties, BDD Hires Detective Vic Mackey to Conduct an Independent Steroid Investigation

New York Post back page

NY Post: Baseball's Weak Hack
Hohler: Mitchell Says Probe Will Be 'Thorough, Fair'
Mitchell Criticized, Won't Resign as Red Sox Director

Steroids Prohibited in MLB Since 1991
So MLB Will Investigate Back to 2002

"The probe launched Thursday initially will be limited to events since September 2002, when the sport banned performance-enhancing drugs, but Mitchell has the authority to expand it." -- 3.31, Chief of Steroids Probe Criticized

MLB's 1991 Drug Policy

"The possession, sale or use of any illegal drug or controlled substance by Major League players and personnel is strictly prohibited... (and those players involved) are subject to discipline by the Commissioner and risk permanent expulsion from the game... This prohibition applies to all illegal drugs and controlled substances, including steroids..." -- Francis T. Vincent, Jr., Commissioner of Major League Baseball (1991)

Schilling Wants to 'Wipe Out' Cheaters' Records
Globe Archives: Selig Says He Never Saw Signs of Steroids

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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