I got trapped in a snow storm today and ended up with a five hour commute from work (it usually takes 50 minutes). I spent the whole trip listening to The Mitchell Report press conferences on XM. They were not among the most exciting five hours of my life and I didn't learn a lot about the steroid problem that I didn't already know or strongly suspect. I have only skimmed the report so far though so there might be more in there than I've heard. The complete report is provided by MLB.COM and can be found here.
Mitchell said that steroid and human growth hormone use has been widespread in the game for a long time and that everybody - players, the union, owners, team personnel - needs to share the blame. That much was good to hear as I'm always believed that MLB and the union were just as guilty as the players and were very slow to address the steroid problem until Congess forced them to move. Mitchell recommended that the Commissioner's office not punish players for their past actions except in cases where the offense was serious enough to threaten the integrity of the game. He stressed that they should be looking forward and focus on stopping steroid use in the future. In particular, he recommended stronger drug testing procedures.
The only current Tiger included in the report was Gary Sheffield which is not really news. Sheffield is already a controversial figure so I doubt that his inclusion in the report is going to have much affect on the the Tigers next season. Former Tigers mentioned include Rondell White, Fernando Vina, Nook Logan, Mark Carreon, Phil Hiatt, and Hal Morris