After only scanning the 318-page Mitchell Report and listening to the press conference via Fox, my analysis is limited. But this is what I took away:
1. Baseball had a glaring performance-enhancing drug problem; and it may still have one thanks to the undetectable nature of human growth hormones (HGH).
2. Mitchell repeatedly said we as fans should not dwell on the names because this report is about the past. I agree.
3. Baseball must have a thoroughly modern, unannounced and transparent drug testing program. I agree.
4. The report blames everyone--players, owners, trainers, doctors, managers, coaches--for MLB's performance-enhancing drug culture. I agree, but he left out one major group: The fans. We share in blame in this, too. We love the long ball.
5. Radomski was a treasure trove of names. Many of the players checks to Radowski appear in the report. And many of the players named in the report did NOT cooperate with Mitchell's investigation. (The rumored list of names floating around prior to the press conference, do not match up well with the names that appear in the report. On first scan anyway...)
Finally, I apologize, but due to work I won't be able comment further at this time. I hope to read the report in its entirety at home and over the weekend. I'll try and give greater analysis over the weekend.