Kirk Radomski Is In Your Extended Network

This analysis of the names in the Mitchell Report? Yeah, we're not done with it yet. Slate compiled a nifty little web graph — an "interweb," if you will — of how the players heard about the butt-needling services of one Kirk Radomski. It's color coded and everything.

They call it the steroids social network. It's a good thing the graphic is well done, because I absolutely loathe the term "social network" and the concepts therein. If I cared what your interests were, I would hang out with you and discover them using actual social skills. That picture of you not looking at the camera doesn't make me believe you don't really care about having your picture taken, considering that I can see your arm holding the camera. And no, you're not my friend just because you found my listing online. Unless, of course, you're a fan of my work. Then let's do lunch sometime!

But the Radomski Social Network graph is broken up into "crews." So we have the "Brian McNamee Crew" (Roger Clemens, Andy Pettitte, David Justice, Chuck Knoblauch) and the "David Segui Crew" (Miguel Tejada, Brian Roberts), and so on. Chris Donnels has his own crew. As pissed as he must be that he was outed by Radomski, he has to feel honored to have his own crew.


Oddly enough, the player with the most degrees of separation from the center was one of the bombshell names, Miguel Tejada. He was referred by Adam Piatt, who was referred by F.P. Santangelo, who heard about his services from David Segui. Going the opposite direction, Tejada played in the 2002 All-Star game, whose broadcast had a "memorable moments" segment that was emceed by Ray Liotta, who appeared in the telecast of the 58th Annual Emmy Awards with Kevin Bacon.

The Steroids Social Network [Slate]