Grimsley Names Revealed
Remember all that Jason Grimsley stuff from way back in June? L.A. Times reporters Lance Pugmire and Tim Brown got a glance at an unredacted version of Grimsley's affidavit, and all the names within were made public in this article.
Here are the infamous six:
In addition, Albert Pujols's trainer, Chris Mihlfeld, has apparently been cleared. The trainer in question turned out to be former Yankees and Blue Jays strength coach Dr. Brian McNamee. According to the article, McNamee works with Clemens and Pettitte. It had previously been reported on Deadspin (at about an 80% confidence level) that Mihlfeld was the trainer named in the affidavit.
It appears that McNamee once wrote a response column in the New York Times sometime in 2002 to refute Steve Kettman's allegation of widespread steroid use in baseball. I'll try to find that one, but in the meantime you can read this. McNamee was named on page 14 of Grimsley's affidavit as a person who once referred Grimsley to an amphetamine source. Kettman is an author and former sportswriter for the San Francisco Chronicle and was the ghostwriter of Jose Canseco's Juiced.
You can read a little bit about Brian McNamee's "Navy SEAL workouts" here and here. Aside from Clemens and Pettitte, Ted Lilly and some other pitchers from the 2001 Yankees participated in McNamee's rigorous workouts. At this link, McNamee is interviewed and repeatedly hawks a multi-vitamin called InVite. Finally, the New York Daily News adds to the info about McNamee, mentioning that he was questioned in connection with a possible sexual assault in 2001.
Dan Connolly and Jeff Zrebiec of the Baltimore Sun already have reactions from Tejada and Gibbons in the Sunday edition of the Baltimore Sun.
Gibbons, back when Alex Sanchez became the first steroid bust back in April of 2005:
"We're not messing around now. Just the public perception that every time he goes to the plate, people will say he's a cheater. You knew it was going to happen, you knew they would catch somebody."