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Deprived of a Serpico-like source among the Major League ranks, Mitchell, a former U.S. Senator and federal prosecutor, relied heavily on information provided by a pair of key sources: Kirk Radomski, a former New York Mets clubhouse attendant, and Brian McNamee, who once worked as a New York Yankees strength coach and personal trainer for Clemens and Pettitte.EXTERNAL LINK
Additionally, Mitchell's investigators were provided information gathered by federal and state agents who have probed the notorious Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO), as well as a nationwide steroid distribution ring that has been probed by the Albany, New York district attorney's office.
The 311-page report, which was released this afternoon minutes before a news conference by Mitchell, is supplemented by 32 pages of exhibits, including canceled checks, Express Mail receipts, and handwritten notes. The document is highly critical of baseball officials--from the commissioner's office down--and players union leaders for doing little to stem the rampant use of performance-enhancing substances during a period in which suspiciously bulked-up sluggers have toppled home run records and aging pitchers have magically regained their youthful form (and fastball speeds).
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