George Mitchell would be quite proud. Taking a step to enact many of the suggestions put forth in the Mitchell Report, MLB has begun employing an anonymous hotline where tipsters can out players they believe are juicing. The tips go directly to MLB’s new Department of Investigation, also a suggestion from the Mitchell Report. And as a matter of fact, the NY Daily News suspects Braves prospect Jordan Schafer could have been nabbed for HGH by an anonymous tip.
Apparently callers have the option to leave a message or speak to a live person. Now clearly I was joking around about the hotline number because only certain MLB officials including players, managers, and front-office personnel, have the private access code. Yeah, like that memo from the commish didn’t get tossed directly in the trash by all the players. And in case people aren’t comfortable leaving a voice message, they can always opt for the old email. Not like there’s such a thing as a paper trail, right?