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A significant steroids-related baseball story broke overnight. If you happened to be listening to ESPN Radio's Mike and Mike in the Morning today, you would think that story was how the Red Sox's Curt Schilling, speaking on a Boston radio station, had ripped into Barry Bonds, but, in the process, had inaccurately stated that Bonds has admitted to using steroids.

The important steroids story, however, was the news, first reported by The New York Times, that Major League Baseball's Mitchell probe was seeking medical records of several players, including a handful of former Orioles. Read the report by The Sun's Jeff Zrebiec and Roch Kubatko from today's paper here.

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The Mikes -- whose show I actually like quite a bit, by the way -- weren't devoting a couple of segments within the show's first half to the Mitchell story, however. And that probably speaks to the nature of sports talk and media in general. The Schilling story was much more digestible, much less nuanced. It went from Point A to Point B. There was a "gotcha" factor. Schilling, prone to complaining about the media's inaccuracy, had committed the very sin he so rails against. There you go -- a nice, little package.

The Mitchell story has been dragging on and likely will continue to do so. Last night's report is a large development within the context of the ongoing probe, but there is no "gotcha."

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