Rep. Christopher Shays, a member of a congressional panel probing the use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs in baseball, said Thursday there is little to be gained by calling players to testify at hearings scheduled for next month. "If we went back to every player, we would have to do research every morning, noon and night," Shays, R-Conn., said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "There's no way in my judgment we're going to be able to focus on the past. Only a real court can do that in my judgment." The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform has scheduled a Jan. 15 hearing featuring former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, author of the recent report linking more than 80 baseball players -- including seven MVPs and 31 All-Stars -- to the illegal use of steroids and other performance-enhancing drugs. Commissioner Bud Selig and Donald Fehr, Executive Director of the Major League Baseball Players Association, also are scheduled to attend.
Congressman Shays Blasts Selig On Steroids Policy