Baseball scandal generates 2 million downloads

Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the group that operates the league's digital properties, says steroid report issued Thursday generated more than 2 million downloads

Correction: Major League Baseball saw 2 million downloads not page views.

A steroid scandal may have irreparably tarnished baseball's image but it sure generated plenty of page views.

Major League Baseball released a report Thursday on the prevalence of performance enhancing drugs in the game and a copy of the report was downloaded from the league's Web site more than 2 million times.

The number would have likely been higher had popular sports sites operated by Sports Illustrated, ESPN and others, not posted copies as well.

An investigation by former Senator George Mitchell implicated more than 80 past and present major leaguers with steroid use, including Roger Clemens, Miguel Tejada, Andy Pettitte and Lenny Dykstra.

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