Just Like Santa Claus: The Leaked Mitchell Report List Checked Twice

Using the Find function in Adobe Acrobat, I searched for each name in the early morning list that sped through the internet. Of the 74 named players on the list, 55.4% were named in the report.

How this list was complied before being leaked to WNBC.com is not known right now. However, the spelling mistakes could be a result of a rushed effort to copy them and send it out as quickly as possible.

I am not surprised at the precision of the list. I am more surprised that suspected cheats like Brady Anderson were not in the Mitchell Report, but maybe these are amongst the "Many persons declined our requests for an interview, including many former players who are alleged to have used banned substances; central figures in the BALCO investigation; and, as noted earlier, over fifty current players from whom we sought interviews."

Either way, I do not believe this report to be the end of steroids speculation.

PLAYER In Leaked list?
Jose Guillen Yes
Jay Gibbons Yes
Juan Gonzalez Yes
Clay Hensley No
Jerry Hairston Jr Yes
Felix Heredia Yes
Darren Holmes Yes
Wally Joyner Yes
Darryl Kile No
Matt Lawton Yes
Raul Mondesi No
Mark McGwire Yes
Guillermo Mota Yes
Robert Machado No
Damian Moss Yes
Abraham Nunez No
Trot Nixon No
Jose Offerman No
Andy Pettitte Yes
Mark Prior No
Neifi Perez No
Rafael Palmiero Yes
Albert Pujols No
Brian Roberts Yes
Juan Rincon No
John Rocker Yes
Pudge Rodriguez No
Sammy Sosa Yes
Scott Schoenweiss Yes
David Segui Yes
Alex Sanchez Yes
Gary Sheffield Yes
Miguel Tejada Yes
Julian Tavarez No
Fernando Tatis No
Maurice Vaughn Yes
Jason Varitek No
Ismael Valdez Yes
Matt Williams Yes
Kerry Wood No
Brady Anderson No WOW
Manny Alexander Yes
Rick Ankiel Yes
Jeff Bagwell No
Barry Bonds Yes
Aaron Boone No
Rafael Betancourt No
Bret Boone No
Milton Bradley No
David Bell Yes
Dante Bichette No
Albert Belle No
Paul Byrd Yes
Wil Cordero No
Ken Caminiti Yes
Mike Cameron No
Ramon Castro No
Jose and Ozzie Canseco Yes
Roger Clemens Yes
Paxton Crawford Yes
Wilson Delgado No
Lenny Dykstra Yes
Johnny Damon No
Carl Everett No
Kyle Farnsworth No
Ryan Franklin Yes
Rich Garces No
Jason Grimsley Yes
Troy Glaus Yes
Juan Gonzalez Yes
Eric Gagne Yes
Nomar Garciaparra No
Jason Giambi Yes
Jeremy Giambi Yes

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