I understand the need to clamp down on the problem of steroids in baseball, but why should players and executives be compelled to testify before the House Government Reform Committee? Baseball is a private enterprise, but yet there aren’t too many sports pundits out there decrying the fact that this committee has no jurisdiction in this matter. This hearing is merely a distraction from the things that the government should be doing, like securing our borders and easing unnecessary taxes and regulations. I’m hoping Bud Selig and Donald Fehr take a strong stand that says that they won’t allow government to meddle in the affairs of baseball. Long story short: Government deals with government; baseball deals with baseball.
If anyone out there can tell me how baseball players and executives testifying about steroids seeks to reform government, please tell me. I just can’t formulate how that happens.