For now, though, he's alone in Pinecrest, wondering how Tony Bosch ended up in the catbird seat.

On a recent weekday afternoon, Fischer paces his neat, dimly lit room. He passes by the Xbox, the free weights, and the two-foot-tall red statue of the Incredible Hulk with exploding pecs and bulging veins. As he rails against Major League Baseball and the Department of Health, he swigs vodka and cranberry juice from a plastic mug.

"Everything is backwards in this story now. The good guy has been molded into the bad guy and vice versa," he says, his voice rising with indignation. "What did I do wrong? I stood up for myself. I exposed a bad guy breaking the law and ruining a sport."

Porter Fischer took records from Biogenesis after the clinic's owner, Tony Bosch, failed to repay him $4,000.
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Porter Fischer took records from Biogenesis after the clinic's owner, Tony Bosch, failed to repay him $4,000.
Major League Baseball has sued Tony Bosch over allegations he sold performance-enhancing drugs to ballplayers.
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Major League Baseball has sued Tony Bosch over allegations he sold performance-enhancing drugs to ballplayers.

Shaking his head, he pauses to refill his mug. He knows he never should have given his friend the notebooks or left the documents in his car in Boca. He never should have trusted MLB or the DOH.

But he doesn't regret any of it — exposing Tony Bosch or throwing a monumental wrench into America's pastime. He just wonders when he'll see justice. "Why am I still paying for everyone else's sins?" he asks.

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shojourner
shojourner

Mr. Fischer should have sent his mom Ann Marie to collect his investment from the good doc.

Apparently, she's the one here with the full-sized nads.

Mommies rule.

Cheaters never prosper.

thereisaparty
thereisaparty

Spectacular reporting once again. Hopefully you all will be justly rewarded. 

With that said, I have a minor correction. The suspension to Cesar Carrillo does not set a new precedent for MLB suspensions, since he is a minor league player (not on the 40-man roster). Therefore, he is not covered by the MLBPA - arguably the strongest union in the nation. Concerning possible future suspensions, MLB must adhere to the procedures and penalties agreed upon in the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) and the joint drug agreement (JDA). 

jbfire
jbfire

At some point, you have to realize that Fischer stole items, sold them for profit and he thinks MLB is the bad guy? Obviously, the mirror doesn't work in his house. An attorney will have a field day with this thief.

A whistleblower is one thing, but when they steal property or documents, they too have broken the law and are no longer a credible witness.

TonyRage
TonyRage

@jbfire you fail to understand the nature of whistle-blowing.  It almost always involves stealing documents.  If not, how else do you prove the wrong-doing?

jbfire
jbfire

@TonyRageWell, actually Tony, I do understand the whistleblower act quite well.  In fact, Quinlan v. Curtis Wright Corp proved that an employee who purposely stole documents was not entitled to the whistleblower act.  The trial court correctly told the jury that plaintiff's act of taking the documents was not protected. How the employee came to have possession of, or access to, the document plays a large role in a whistleblower case. 

IF this was a true whistleblower case, Mr Fischer should have gone to a place of authority in the issue (health department, police, FDA, etc.).  Instead, he chose to sell the documents he stole to a newspaper.  That, is not a whistleblower!
 

chuck.strouse
chuck.strouse moderator editor

@premitive1 @jbfire Sorry it took me so long to get to this. No, we did not buy any documents. -- Chuck Strouse, editor-in-chief, New Times. 

premitive1
premitive1

@jbfire did he sell the New Times the documents? it is not reported

ceraunograph
ceraunograph like.author.displayName 1 Like

How about go after the real crook here, Bud Selig. His whole legacy is built on labor peace and expanded revenues. And how did he get it? He got labor peace by refusing to take a hard line on PED usage until he was called out by congress. And where did the massive revenue increase in the 90s come from? The fact that anybody and their grandpa started cranking 40 homers a year. The insane home run counts that broke record after record. And Bud Selig was the one cheering them on the whole time, actively promoting MLB as the McGuire & Sosa show. And then all of a sudden he's willing to use every slimy means he can just to cover his own ass. Between his terrible record of hypocrisy on PEDs, refusal to improve officiating, double wild-card nonsense, severe restrictions to the draft & int'l signings markets, propping up the failed ownership groups of the Mets and Marlins and now being subject to a major anti-trust lawsuit over his endless A's foot dragging, history is not going to be very kind to 'ole Bud. The sooner he gets shown the door, the better for the whole sport of baseball.

idahoemickey
idahoemickey

This guy sounds slimier than Bosch. They'll have no case after they interview these two clowns.

 
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