Which made Canseco’s second benefactor — Mike Wallace — all the more important. John Hamlin, a producer at 60 Minutes , had gotten a tip about Canseco’s book from a friend at another network. (The friend couldn’t act on it because his employer was a Major League Baseball rights holder.) Hamlin began calling baseball people and confirming the details. Almost no one would talk on the record, but they suggested that Canseco’s account was true. One of the few allegations Hamlin couldn’t verify was Canseco’s insistence that Roger Clemens was juicing.
Amen John Harrington and Andrew. There are much more important things for our Congress to be working on than baseball. We are just wasting our tax dollars here. Why won’t they tackle a much more important issue. For example: healthcare, gas prices, subprime scandal, recession, Iraq and Afganistan Wars, loss of manufacturing jobs, etc… I don’t think steroids in baseball ranks above any that I have mentioned. What is the ROI on this investigation? I would rather know that my kid will have a country to inherit, that still speaks English and not Chinese or Arabic in 15 years.