In the hours leading up to the release of the Mitchell Report, an e-mail listing the players about to be named was dropping into in-boxes around the country.
It was a fake. I suspected as much when I saw the name of Rich Garces, a rotund former Red Sox reliever whose performance enhancer of choice was probably nacho cheese.
But WNBC in New York ran the list on its web site. Worse, they portrayed it as a scoop uncovered by a reporter named Jonathan Dienst
The station apologized but the damage was done. There were dozens of names on the list WNBC posted that were not in the Mitchell Report.
So who do Rich Garces and the others see to get their reputations back?