"Let me ask you about Mr. Palmeiro (Editor's note: Shays kept saying Palmerry or Palmeree.). This case seems to describe to me a continued failure on the part of the commissioner and Major League Baseball to come to grips with this issue.
"Was he found to have taken drugs before he hit his 300th hit?"
--Republican Congressman Christopher Shays, a non-baseball fan from of Connecticut,
January 15, 2008
Sen. George Mitchell replied: "I'm sorry, before what?"