This morning, I interviewed Bob DuPuy, Major League Baseball's president and COO. Here's a transcript of the interview.
Darren: It was reported that baseball paid in between $20 million and $40 million for this report. Are you satisfied with the findings?
DuPuy:Very satisfied with the findings. I think to quote the MasterCard commercial, regain the game's innocence and capturing the moral high ground is priceless. To turn the corner on the Steroid Era, I think was important to have a report like this to determine over the last decade what happened, why it happened, how it happened and, most importantly, how can we avoid it happening again. The Mitchell Report lays out a blueprint to that.
Darren: Players have started to roll out their carefully worded denials. You've indemnified George Mitchell from lawsuits and libel is hard to prove in this country. You're a lawyer by trade. How many lawsuits do you think you'll be defending here?
DuPuy:I hope no lawsuits. It's about individual cases although the players were identified. As the commissioner told Senator Mitchell to take the report wherever the evidence led him and he certainly did that. But I think it's more important that it gave us an overall picture of what happened and the most important part is to adopt the recommendations that Commissioner Selig had said he'll do.Page 1 of 3 | Next Page