Thursday, August 27, 2009
Bagwell gets LL award, talks steroid list
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. -- Former Houston Astros slugger Jeff Bagwell is tired of hearing about the list of 104 players who allegedly tested positive during baseball's 2003 survey of steroid use.
Bagwell was in South Williamsport to accept the Distinguished Little League Graduate Award before Thursday night's Little League World Series game between California and Texas.
Bagwell was asked before the ceremony about Wednesday's federal appeals court ruling which said investigators had no right to seize baseball's anonymous drug-testing results from 2003. The ruling means investigators are barred from accessing any names except for the 10 players listed on a 2004 search warrant.
"We have to figure out the right thing to do," Bagwell said about the list. "We have to get it all out or keep it silent."
Bagwell hit .297 with 449 homers and 1,529 RBIs in 15 seasons with the Astros. The first baseman retired in December 2006.