They banged on doors, slipped through guard gates and flashed envelopes stuffed with cash. They hired a peddler of performance enhancing substances, paid for stolen documents and canoodled with a potential witness.
Major League Baseball's sleuths, most of them former New York City cops, were described by one witness as "goons" with "big muscles" who bullied their way across South Florida in a quest to nail players involved in baseball's biggest doping scandal.
An army of thugs who are above the law and answerable only to the commissioner? What could go wrong?
"[MLB investigators] said 'we don't want to involve your family' and if you're not telling us the truth they said they would make it hard on me and my family," Collazo recalled.
You owe it to your
[Porter] Fischer, a Biogenesis investor who had taken the clinic records and leaked them to New Times amid a financial dispute with Bosch, told the Herald: "I didn't want to discuss anything with them, but they kept hounding me almost every day, telling me I was in danger and offering me money,"
His sister, Suzanne, concurred, telling ESPN that several "goons" with "big muscles" pounded on the door to the home they shared with their mother, shouting "We’ll give you money!"
Then things turned darker.
Read the whole thing and see if you don't agree that "these are very, very bad people."
(H/T Baseball Primer.)