This post represents life before the Mitchell report. Before the findings of a 20-month investigation that examined steroid use in baseball were publicly released. Before the names of up to 80 current and former players were implicated in the use of performance-enhancing drugs. Before the media jumped to conclusions, before the players rattled off excuses, before the fans became further disillusioned and disgusted. Before everyone tried to understand a situation offering no real solutions and too many questions.
Basically this is a simpler time. A happier although perhaps more ignorant time. This is life before the Mitchell report, and a part of me can't help but wish it could stay this way.